performance impact of large /etc/hosts files
oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Tue Dec 11 18:06:13 PST 2007
Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Assuming I've understood your initial post correctly, then I do the
> same, redirecting some dozen ad sites to a local web server. With a
this is how I started. Then friends did the same. We exchanged the
files. We added hosts files from the Internet.
> dozen or so aliases I've never noticed any difference in performance,
> but I suspect you have rather more than that :-) I could never quite be
I also do not notice a difference. Especially news sites with all the
ads are even faster as there is no waiting for the ads.
> I'm pretty sure you could also do the same with a local DNS server, if
This is what I am thinking of since some time but I never did.
It would have the additional advantage of faster name resolution.
Having a DNS on every machine seems like a real overkill to me.
> There's no clean solutions to getting different lookups per-user that I
The clen solution is hosts.
> Unclean solutions might include something like making the hosts file
This is something I would like to avoid.
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