performance impact of large /etc/hosts files

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Wed Dec 12 09:02:26 PST 2007


Warren Block wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> If you still see unwanted content, just add a line and it will be gone 
>> during your next visit.
> Like AdBlockPlus, only more work.
>> The beauty is, Internet feels still faster then before.
> Like AdblockPlus.
>> It has one advantage over all those ad removal tools. It filters what 
>> I do not like. It has nothing to do with censorship, it just gets rid 
>> of all the crap hanging around on every corner of a web page trying to 
>> sell you anti virus software or larger dicks.
> Like AdblockPlus.  What is the one advantage?
> There are some differences: AdblockPlus removes the ads and lets the 

but it is limited to these browsers:

Minimal requirements: Firefox 1.5, Thunderbird 1.5, SeaMonkey 1.0, Flock 
0.5, Songbird 0.2.


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