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G. Morgan
Mar 04, 2011 - 03:04:16 pm EST
Wolf K wrote:

>However, the tracking software writers have come up with a few tricks to
>reduce the value of NoScript:
>a) linking the tracking site to the main page in such a way that you
>can't navigate from it without allowing at least one of those additional
>sites;
>b) hiding the linked sites until you allow the main page.


I also use Ghostery for FF, it turns off trackers like Google Analytics.




G. Morgan
Mar 04, 2011 - 03:08:58 pm EST
"Ant" wrote:

>
>Which just goes to show that using the hosts file for this purpose is
>an inefficient way of doing it. There's loads of doubleclick servers,
>not to mention TLDs, so it's far better to have software (firewall,
>filter) between your browser and the net where you can use wildcard
>entries like: *.doubleclick.* for domains you want to deny.

Yeah, but there are people working full time to nail down *every* ad-server. If
one slips thru, it's easy enough to add it to HOSTS.

I think the opposite, it's a very efficient way of doing it. There are no DNS
lookups for the ad's while you're waiting on content to load from the actual
site. I've seen major sites hang because the page was waiting on one ad-server
to reply.









Bullwinkle
Mar 04, 2011 - 03:22:53 pm EST
So what? Why would you want it?


You and your b**t buddy say you and Linux
can not get infected.

"~BD~" wrote in message
news:zr2dnWdvo7FGhu3QnZ2dnUVZ8i2dnZ2d [No Spam] bt.com...

Windows 98SE, Me, NT4 SP6, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008,
Windows 7

No good for my iMac or the Linux users! :(




G. Morgan
Mar 04, 2011 - 03:48:17 pm EST
"s|b" wrote:

>I neglected to do this once (on a Win2k Pro SP4 system) and it resulted
>in constant CPU peaks up to 100%. Certainly *not* faster (but solved
>once the DNS Client was stopped).

That's what's nice about it's batch file installer, it turns it off for ya!




Ant
Mar 04, 2011 - 07:10:16 pm EST
"G. Morgan" wrote:

>"Ant" wrote:
>>Which just goes to show that using the hosts file for this purpose is
>>an inefficient way of doing it. There's loads of doubleclick servers,
>>not to mention TLDs, so it's far better to have software (firewall,
>>filter) between your browser and the net where you can use wildcard
>>entries like: *.doubleclick.* for domains you want to deny.
>
> Yeah, but there are people working full time to nail down *every* ad-server.
> If one slips thru, it's easy enough to add it to HOSTS.

Even easier to add it to a filter if accessible from a tray icon.

> I think the opposite, it's a very efficient way of doing it.

The hosts file, at least in Windows, doesn't handle a huge number of
entries efficiently as has been pointed out by someone else. I fail to
see how disabling the DNS client service improves this because at some
point hosts has to be loaded into memory and parsed if it's to be used
at all.

> There are no DNS lookups for the ad's while you're waiting on content
> to load from the actual site.

There are no lookups with decent filtering software, either. When it
sees the blocked domain name it won't pass on the http "GET /" request
and will return whatever you've configured it to do. In my case, it
shows a small "blocked" message where any visible content would be.





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