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Re: Web banner blocker

>On Monday 10 September 2001 02:24 am, Robert Waldner wrote:
>> On Mon, 10 Sep 2001 02:09:14 EDT, Jason Boxman writes:
>> >On Sunday 09 September 2001 02:40 pm, Ross Burton wrote:
>> >> I'm looking for a good web cache/banner remove program for Debian
>> >> unstable.  Previously I've used Squid + Sleezeball, but Sleezeball
>> >> hasn't been updated since November 1999.  :-(
>> >>
>> >> Can anyone recommend a good banner blocker?  I don't want entire
>> >> blocked so SquidGuard is an overkill, but the banner adverts removed.
>> >
>> >I've been using WebWasher for Linux.  Yeah, it's only free as in beer,
>> > it does filtering in a fashion that works for me.  It'll auto expire
>> > cookies you don't want after a specified period of time, filter web
>> > kill annoying JavaScript, like onLoad and onUnLoad (and popups), and
>> > filters ads based on image dimension.  Yeah, sometimes you get false
>> > positives, but I find it pretty rare that such a thing happens.
>> I use junkbuster, not quit as extensive as webwasher, but Free as in
>>  speech. I just set up junkbuster to listen on :8080 and forward
>>  everything to squid on :8088.
>> http://www.junkbuster.com/
>Yeah, I used to use junkbuster extensively.  But I found that everytime I
>went to a new site, I was nailed with ads and needed to add
>to the block list.  If a massively comprehensive blocklist was available
>somewhere (and I was using one of those with like 500 entries from
>then maybe it wouldn't be that big of an issue.  Last time I used JB it
>lacked any form of JS filtering as well.  I can do that in Konq, but
>on a site-by-site basis.

In the /usr/share/doc/junkbuster directory there are scripts called
cron.monthly and cron.weekly. Run these to update your blocklist (i.e. "sh
cron.monthly") from the massive, comprehensive blocklist!

Ad-free browsing is so nice:)


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