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Re: Building a better blockfile (was Re: Web banner blocker)

on Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 10:52:36AM -0400, Scott_Patterson@AndersonsInc.com (Scott_Patterson@AndersonsInc.com) wrote:
> Karsten M. Self (kmself@ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> >on Sun, Sep 09, 2001 at 07:40:32PM +0100, Ross Burton
> (ross.burton@mail.com

> >Is anyone familiar with a program that allows per-user, multi-client,
> >blockfile settings?
> >
> >Junkbuster is quite effective, but only reads from a global (systemwide)
> >blockfile.
> >
> >The banner blockers built into Mozilla, Galeon, Konqueror, et al, are
> >useful, but only apply to that specific client.
> >
> >I'm looking for a middle ground, either a modificaton to Junkbuster that
> >honors user-specific blockfiles (say ~/.junkbuster/blockfile, etc.), or
> >a common API or specification format that multiple browsers will honor.
> >
> >Thoughts?
> How about this...
> Junkbuster runs on a port and uses a config file. With this knowledge,
> you could set up a junkbuster config file for every user that needs a
> special blocklist (~/.junkbuster/blockfile). From here, you start an
> instance of junkbuster for user that has a unique blocklist. Perhaps
> using the user ID added to 10000 for the port to run junkbuster on
> would help in maintenance.
> So, I have a blockfile, ~scott/.junkbuster/blockfile, and I have a
> junkbuster daemon setup to run on port 11000 (10000 + my user id of
> 1000).  Then, you have a blockfile, ~karsten/.junkbuster/blockfile,
> and a junkbuster daemon setup to run on port 11001 (10000 + your user
> id of 1001). Repeat for other users.
> I haven't tried this; but, I think it would work;)
> Oops...forgot to mention explicitly that you can specify the
> blockfile/config to use for junkbuster. That's how this method would
> work.

I'd prefer that *one* JB daemon would run and identify requests by
user, applying the appropriate per-user blockfile.  This should be
possible, just not sure how.

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