performance impact of large /etc/hosts files
oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Tue Dec 11 07:28:40 PST 2007
Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 December 2007 05:18:40 Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> I use hosts for filtering all unwanted content on my personal machine.
> That's not apparent. What are your filtering?
all the sites I personally do not want to see.
> and how do your filter using /etc/hosts?
> I recall that before DNS(that's a long time ago) the mapping
Yes, this was normal, a long time ago.
> The only "filtering" I can imagine of, is using something like
> 127.0.0.1 badhosts.com
> But all you get is misinforming *your* resolver that
Yes, this is what I want. Just the machine I am working on. No other
machine should get any impact from this.
> badhosts.com is on 127.0.0.1, that is, *you* cannot
> connect to badhosts.com.
Yes, this is what I want.
> badhosts.com can connect to your machine just fine.
Yes, if they would come through to it.
> And I doubt that's what you want.
This is really what I want. Just avoiding the traffic, the time and the
optical disturbance caused by all those sites.
I would even prefer a method as simple as hosts but linked even to my
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