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    [SOLVED] Re: Should I harden my Ubuntu 64 bit further?

    In addition to NoScript and Ghostery you can make use of a restrictive hostsfile.

    I wrote a script to automatically set up a hostsfile consisting of several well-known blacklists (like...
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    [ubuntu] Re: adblock host recommendations?

    Hi there,

    you can also use the script I wrote to create a hostsfile from 11 different blacklists I found on the internet. You can add your own remote hostsfile and you can define your own...
  3. Re: HOWTO: Amend your hosts file to block ads (by site)

    Hi XxionxX,

    What should I say?

    I just thought about the problem and wrote the script from scratch in 'Perl' with 'vim' as my favourite editor.

    Perhaps you have a specific question you would...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Perl script to automatically update your hostsfile

    Hi everyone,

    here is another little update of the script.

    I have fixed a little bug that prevented the script to correctly report the addtitions to / removals from the total hostsfile.

    It...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Perl script to automatically update your hostsfile

    Hi everybody,

    here is another little update.

    You can now use the commandline option -w [time to wait in seconds].

    It defines the minimum of time between two hostsfile updates which is a time...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Perl script to automatically update your hostsfile

    Dear Ubuntu lovers,

    here's an update of the script with the following changes:

    1) The script now tries to download a remote hostsfile 3 times before stopping.

    2) Some minor changes in the...
  7. Re: HOWTO: Amend your hosts file to block ads (by site)

    Hello everybody,

    Here is the thread where I posted the script:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2048812

    It now uses 11 different blacklists to create a the hostsfile.

    I hope it is...
  8. [ubuntu] Perl script to automatically update your hostsfile

    Hello Ubuntu lovers,

    Some time ago, I wrote a Perl script to keep my hostsfile up to date in order to block nasty things on the internet. I think it works great and I would like to share it with...
  9. Re: HOWTO: Amend your hosts file to block ads (by site)

    Hello everybody,

    I just wrote my own script that can check if one of the hostfiles is updated, automatically download the hostfiles from different places, merge them, undupe them, optimize them...
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    [gnome] Re: Prevent sleep mode while using Samba

    Hi vegastrey,

    I did not try using the script on a plex media server but it seems to me that this would surely be possible.

    You will have to define the network activity that should inhibit the...
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    [gnome] Re: Prevent sleep mode while using Samba

    Hello everybody,

    I have written a little Python indicator (attached) that can be used to manually or automatically disable the screensaver/suspension.

    The script is designed for Ubuntu 12.04...
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    [gnome] Re: Prevent sleep mode while using Samba

    Hi Cluadius,

    I will start a private conversation with you to get this straightened out.

    Kind regards,

    Andre
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    [gnome] Re: Prevent sleep mode while using Samba

    Claudius,

    have you tried the script I posted? You have to put it on your Plex Media Server and configure a process that should trigger the prevention of the screensaver/sleepmode.

    In principle...
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    [gnome] Re: Prevent sleep mode while using Samba

    Hi Sosigene,

    you are very welcome. I am happy if people can make use of the scripts I wrote.

    If you have any feedback, let me know.

    If I can find the time for the differentiation between...
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    [gnome] Re: Prevent sleep mode while using Samba

    Hello Sosigene,

    half a year ago, I wrote a Perl script that inhibits the screensaver / sleep mode via a dbus command depending on the load that some processes generate.

    Yesterday I started to...
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