Hi,

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?

127.0.0.1 BadHost.com

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

Yes.

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 user account.

Erich
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