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I found this on the Debian forum. Just add these lines to /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net 127.0.0.1 ad.ca.doubleclick.net 127.0.0.1 adremote.timeinc.net 127.0.0.1 adsremote.scripps.net 127.0.0.1 a.as-us.falkag.net 127.0.0.1 interclick.com 127.0.0.1 a1.interclick.com 127.0.0.1 ...
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- 08-27-2009 #1
A crafty way to get rid of ads
I found this on the Debian forum. Just add these lines to /etc/hosts:
127.0.0.1 network.realmedia.com127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
These are apparently the sites responsible for most of the rubbish that appears in browsers; redirect them to your own machine and the inserts disappear. It certainly works on this forum."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 08-27-2009 #2
- 08-28-2009 #3
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- Aug 2009
Ya know that does make sense. I might try it as I've been on a few sites lately that take for EVER for ad.doubleclick.net to load.
I was also considering blocking the URLs for these in my DDWRT router at home. Might make it load times substantially quicker.
I add this to /etc/hosts ?
- 08-28-2009 #4
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- Nov 2004
That's pretty cool, could be handy for routers and mobile devices too. Hazel have you come across the Adblock Plus plugin for Firefox? It's a pretty slick filter for ads, it even comes with a subscription to get the latest list of domains to block. IT makes the internet look the way it should
- 08-28-2009 #5
I have been doing this for some years now and have a large list of ads sites in my hosts file. I thought everyone knew how to do this.
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- 08-28-2009 #8
Will they work in Ubuntu 8.04??AntiX 12 and PCLinuxOS gnome
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- 08-29-2009 #9
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- May 2009
- Big River, Sask, Canada
They should work in any linux distribution, Cousin Lucky.Registered Linux User #420832
- 08-29-2009 #10
Ask and you shall receive.
Here you are, HOSTS.
There is somewhere around 800 entries in this list.
I haven't had any ad problems with this list and now I use adblock plus in firefox.
I tried to post a file but for some reason it kept on spitting out an error, not sure why.