DNSKong?

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Checkout, Apr 3, 2002.

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  1. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Has anyone here tried DNSKong?  If so, what are your thoughts?  Is it good for reducing the size of the HOSTS file, for instance?  Are there any prepared lists available?

    MTIA
     
  2. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Sorry Checkout,

    I haven't used it.
    I thought DNSKong (and EDexter) are well respected.
    I think that you will find maybe more DNSKong-users on one of the GRC-fora.
    Are you having a problem with the size of the HOSTS file?
     
  3. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    No, but having seen the size of smartin-designs' latest HOSTS file (8k+ entries) I figured that must be quite an overhead on the processor - and memory.

    Quick edit:  As for eDexter, I must be missing something.  I really don't see the point of it.  Am I missing something?
     
  4. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Sorry, I'm not quite sure whether it is indeed such an overhead. If you wish, you could of course only use IE-SPYAD (which is based upon SMartins HOSTS file). I use both together with the ad-blocking feature of NIS on a P3 600 (and for making changes in the Hosts file, I use Hostess).

    Sorry again, don't have much knowledge about it. I thought it could reduce the speed-decrease caused by Hosts, but am not sure about that.

    I hope someone with more knowledge with both will jump in.
     
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