performance impact of large /etc/hosts files
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Dec 12 11:07:51 PST 2007
On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Warren Block wrote:
>> Like AdblockPlus.
> According to it's web pages "*Note*: It is recommended to use at least
> Firefox 2.0, Thunderbird 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1 or Songbird 0.2. Older versions
> receive less testing and support for them is likely to be dropped in a few
> The other schemes mentioned in this thread (hosts, DNS, squid) work with any
> and every web browser. The OP already said he doesn't use Firefox.
Guess I missed that. Having tried 127.0.0.1 entries in /etc/hosts and
squid in an company setting, Adblock is so much easier that I don't want
to think about going back.
It may be possible to use an Adblock "subscription" to update a squid
setup. That would provide the best of both.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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