Re: Wilders HOSTS entry Question ?
Well, it's all part of know how and why things work. A lot of people plug in all those "127.0.0.1 name.xyz" entries without any idea of what it is doing. The first purposes of hosts files were not to block but to enable by mapping the proper address to a site's name. Then along the way someone got the bright idea of putting a wrong address in place of the real IP address, and discovered it'd make a neat blocking tool. Today, that's almost all most people use their hosts files for, even though that wasn't its original purpose.