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Month: August 2020

hosts file modification - dll

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:53:43 -0700

On Wednesday 19 August 2020 15:29:49 Michael wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 August 2020 04:40:55 pm William Morder via trinity-users
> wrote:
> > You might consider creating a custom hosts file. Somewhere I believe I
> > have a URL where you can download a file of hosts to block, but I have
> > added to this on my own. I would be glad to share my hosts file, but it
> > is big; not just big, but abnormally big, currently 16 mb.
> Please :)
> I'm pretty tired of 'fixing' ad-block lists everytime they get paid to
> whitelist [bad-stuff].  You could use:
> Or any of the file upload platforms.  It would make us happy :0
> Thanks,
> Michael

Okay, so I did a little quick editing. It might still be kinda messy, but feel 
free to edit yourself however you like.

I might upload this in some other places, such as the Internet Archive, in 
order to keep it alive "out there"; when I change anything in the list, I 
will change the date and/or name. 

Note that I have duplicated the list after and; somewhere I 
read that the second is sometimes preferable for blocking hosts, so I have 
used both. It doesn't seem to affect my system in any negative way. 

If there are dire security concerns over how I have done this, please inform 
us. Otherwise, I only added to the list as I found it on github; then I added 
my quickie how2 instructions. I added the moniker F.N. Eedjit for reference, 
so that others can follow the chain of how the list was built up. 

Again, most of us who are reading this mailing list *probably* don't need 
these explicit instructions, and especially not all 5 steps. It didn't occur 
to me that doing this was complicated until I undertook to make it simple and 
easy-to-follow for n00bs who would try it. Hence all the steps.