performance impact of large /etc/hosts files
oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Tue Dec 11 08:19:33 PST 2007
Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2007, Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> 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
>> user account.
> http://adblockplus.org/en/ works fine on Firefox. Easier to use and
> more effective than 127.0.0.1 entries in /etc/hosts.
I do not even use Firefox.
hosts has the clear limit that stuff coming from the same site as the
text I want to read is still shown.
In general, it works fine.
But new sites have new stuff I would like to be filtered out. To make
these experiences as rare as possible, I collect from friends and the
Internet hosts files to filter as much as possible.
This resulted in a pretty large file meanwhile.
But the Internet looks much more usable for me now.
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