performance impact of large /etc/hosts files

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Mon Dec 10 19:18:51 PST 2007


I wonder what the performance impact of the entries in /etc/hosts really is.

What is your experience?

Google tells me a lot of hosts running FreeBSD but I could not find 
anything regarding the hosts file itself.

I use hosts for filtering all unwanted content on my personal machine.

I run currently 6.2.



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