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    Help Hosts file users

    I created an entry in brainstorm.ubuntu.com about wildcards in Hosts file.



    Please promote it
    Last edited by Guest2010; May 16th, 2010 at 06:51 PM.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    it's a bad idea, so I won't promote it.

    the hosts file is a mechanism for resolving names to addresses.
    Knowingly pitting wrong records in there may be a cute workaround to block access to certain web sites, but it's also misusing the mechanism.
    Asking that this (well established) mechanism be mùodified to better accomodate your workaround is a step too far, imo.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Yeah, the slippery slope leads all the way to a dns server.

    Install a dns server.

    dnsmasq is great for a home lan. Tomato firmware comes with it stock, or you can install it internally and wield a network magic wand. Please search for more info, as this is the cafe.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Quote Originally Posted by koenn View Post
    it's a bad idea, so I won't promote it.

    the hosts file is a mechanism for resolving names to addresses.
    Knowingly pitting wrong records in there may be a cute workaround to block access to certain web sites, but it's also misusing the mechanism.
    Asking that this (well established) mechanism be mùodified to better accomodate your workaround is a step too far, imo.
    But it does a perfect job all you have to do is copy and paste a list (http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/) and you can add your own sites.

    Nothing to install, setting up and to worry about.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    You're breaking into cars. I'm offering you a parking garage.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Quote Originally Posted by jetsam View Post
    You're breaking into cars. I'm offering you a parking garage.
    I don't need to break into my car since i have the keys

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Quote Originally Posted by Guest2010 View Post
    But it does a perfect job all you have to do is copy and paste a list (http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/) and you can add your own sites.

    Nothing to install, setting up and to worry about.
    So you want to do system and network administration with nothing to install, setting up and worry about ?
    Hm, why doesn't that convince me that your idea is a good one ?

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Quote Originally Posted by koenn View Post
    So you want to do system and network administration with nothing to install, setting up and worry about ?
    Hm, why doesn't that convince me that your idea is a good one ?
    Who said that I want to do system and network administration? I am a private user, who cares for his privacy and security.
    I am aware that there are many solutions to accomplish that, I tried most of them. I think the hosts file solution is one of the best and by improving that it would even get better.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Everything you're looking for is here.

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    Re: Help Hosts file users

    Quote Originally Posted by jetsam View Post
    Everything you're looking for is here.
    lol, rick roll'd

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