Steve Martin's HOSTS file: no more updates

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by FanJ, Jun 29, 2003.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    This thread is a follow-up of this thread:

    I wanted to open a special thread for this news:
    Stephen Martin will no longer maintain his HOSTS file (as I read this news elsewhere).

    Call it my personal thread, if you like.
    But I had to post it.
    I feel so sorry.
    I was using his HOSTS file for such a time.....
    (and added my own entries when I felt the need to do so).

    Steve: THANK YOU for all your hard work !!!!!
  2. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

    :'(yup i know the feeling budy when something you love and enjoy being a part of comes to an erupt end.

    sound like a great guy
  3. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    It is sad to see that resource go. Steve (and other contributors) put in a lot of time and effort over the years to maintain the hosts file.

    But all is not lost for those wanting to keep their hosts file current. One alternative is a hosts file hpguru maintains and updates regularly.
    Download hpguru's hosts file.
    Discussion on his hosts file can be found at Proxomitron Forum 2002 - The Hosts File.


  4. CompilerBacter

    CompilerBacter Registered Member

    Yes, I appreciate the time taken to develop this idea.

    I use the hosts file at work where I don't have my fave Ad Blockers :)

  5. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

  6. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Hello all,

    I was just wondering if anyone has the last copy of Steve Martin's Host File and would be willing to email it to me............

    Thanks in advance ;) ,
  7. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi Kent,

    I have from 10-2-03 in my archive.
    I think that that was the last one.
    -edited: I guess the actual date was Febr. 9, 2003-
    I will email it to you.

    Cheers, Jan.

    PS: be aware that that full version had also the "not-for-everyone-section" included.
    If you don't want to have that section, just remove it.
    As you might know, there were always two versions:
    1- the one with
    2- the one with
    This is the one with
    If you prefer (for some reason) the version, you have to replace in every entry with
  8. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Thanks Jan,

    I really appreciate you sending me the copy.... So sad Steve will not continue with his Hosts File :'( .....

  9. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi Kent,

    I was happy that I could send you Steve's latest HOSTS file (I have, eh...., a big archive :rolleyes: ;)).
    Yep, I agree with you, CrazyM and others:
    I too feel sad that Stephen stopped to maintain his file. I was using it for years.
    Again: a big thank-you to Steve !!!

    Well, we have to go on.....
    CrazyM posted about hpguru's file.
    I have to admit that -until now- I haven't take a look at his file (shame on me :oops:).
    I guess I will do it this week, and -maybe- merge his one with my existing one (based on Steve's latest one; and to which -as I wrote- I added my own entries).
    That merging will be done using Hostess (and the latest new one of that one I too have to install yet :oops:).

    Cheers, Jan.
  10. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Hello all,

    I believe that HPGuru's Hosts file is the next best thing to Steve's. I have been merging the 2 for a while now. With Steve gone, I think everyone who uses a Hosts file should check out HPGuru.

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