Hate Ads? Block with Lists of Adservers

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Tassie_Devils, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    If you hate ads, then this site is for you.

    It has over 800 URL's of AdServers, etc. which hosts these annoying entities and you can load this list to stop your browser from ever serving up these ads in the page again.

    http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/


    In multiple formats which includes:


    http permissions

    ipchains

    iptables

    windows hosts

    mac hosts

    bind8 conf

    internet junkbuster

    opera url filter.ini

    win32 registry update

    proxy autoconfig

    plain list

    Have fun. Oh, I cannot offer any advice to using this, as I not long ago discovered this site and have not implemented anything.

    Just wanted to give you the heads up, so I suggest you read it for yourself. :)
     
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    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Just to give a small sample of IP addresses with domain name

    12.129.204.125   # flowgo.com
    12.129.206.114   # w3exit.com
    12.129.206.71   # ads.ipowerweb.com
    12.129.76.14   # cybercount.com
    12.158.234.169   # adserver.gorillanation.com
    12.33.56.131   # ads.cdnow.com
    12.46.185.206   # infinite-ads.com
    128.11.42.61   # burstnet.com
    128.121.12.70   # ads.stileproject.com
    128.121.12.85   # ads.stileproject.com
    128.167.120.48   # adserver.tribuneinteractive.com
    128.167.120.49   # adcreative.tribuneinteractive.com
    128.242.249.133   # ad.digitallook.com

    I just tried viewing under different formats and it's very easy.
    Looks very promising.

    Huge "hosts" file also. [sample]

    127.0.0.1 1.im.cz
    127.0.0.1 123banners.com
    127.0.0.1 247media.com
    127.0.0.1 24pm-affiliation.com
    127.0.0.1 7adpower.com
    127.0.0.1 911promotion.com
    127.0.0.1 a.r.tv.com
     
  3. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi Tassie,

    Thanks !
    I use the HOSTS file from Steve Martin (together with sites I add myself to it); maintenance is done with Hostess.
    And I use IE-SPYAD from Eric Howes, together with the right settings in the restricted zone of IE. (And most of the time ActiveX, Java-data and Java-script, and -always- VBS-scripting-Host (WSH) blocked via IEClean). O, and I forgot AdShield at the moment.
     
  4. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    My 2cents on this subject http://pages.infinit.net/carbo1/hostfile.html
     
  5. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Thanks Mickey :)
    I have it immediatelly added to my favourites !
     
  6. JayK

    JayK Poster

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    My thoughts on the use of blacklists for Adservers.

    I've tried using downloaded lists of adservers (blocking both by IP and Domain name) in many areas. Anything from hostfiles,firewalls, HTTP proxy, PAC files, cookie management at the DNS layer and more.

    I'm a fan of defence in depth as anyone, but it gets old very fast, when it's hard to figure out what exactly is going wrong when you fail to connect to a site.

    Just today, I failed to conntec to a site, I had to turn off the host files (configured as a right click), bypass proxomitron, check DNSKong and see if anyone of them was blocking it.

    It took me a while before I could tell whether a block is due to the host file since it didn't have any indication that the host file was blocking. I'm thinking it's possible to fix this right?


    Also some of the downloaded lists are very strict (espically those designed for methods that allow wildcards), and they prevent you from visiting Advert killing sites or other security sites .. :eek:

    Jayk
     
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