Edexter question

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by onisdad, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. onisdad

    onisdad Registered Member

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    EDexter's release notes indicate that IE Users shouldn't forget to change the switches in pacdata.txt to have full functionality (It also indicates that the instructions are contained in the pacdata.txt file).

    What exactly should be changed in the pacdata.txt file? (I am not seeing
    any instructions).

    Thanks.
     
  2. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    Hi

    I used to use eDexter, though not for a couple of years. Sorry you haven't recived a reply yet. May I suggest you contact the developer
    http://www.pyrenean.com/

    Or post the contents of pacdata.txt here. I don't have a copy of it to review, although I believe it contains command switches.
     
  3. onisdad

    onisdad Registered Member

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    thanks for responding.

    Excerpts from file ReleaseNotes.txt
    "Because of the problems with the Netscape and Mozilla browsers, the file
    pacdata.txt has been set up with certain features nonfunctional. Although
    you can run IE with this file as is, you should remove the restrictions. Full
    instructions are contained in the pacdata.txt file."

    "IE Users - don't forget to change the switches in pacdata.txt to have full
    functionality."

    "PAC works best in Internet Explorer. The file pacdata.txt should be modified
    to enable full use as needed. IE users should read the documentation
    contained within pacdata.txt and follow the additional steps to
    obtain full functionality."

    Text within file packdata.txt:
    #pacdata
    ################### Column 1 Symbols:
    # # :- comment line ignored
    # + :- allow direct connection
    # - :- deny by proxy to ads.blocked.by.edexter
    ###################

    ################### Column 2 Symbols and usage
    # N :- network address and mask
    # used to filter on IP range
    # U :- URL filter
    # used to filter on partial match of URL
    # D :- Domain filter
    # used to filter by host name
    ###################

    #############################################
    #
    # - (deny) rules come second.
    -U http://www.cnn.com/ads/advertiser*
    -U wais:
    -U socks:

    #########################################
    #
    # Here is a rule that permits connections to localhost
    # This demonstrates that
    # it is possible to have Permit rules following Deny rules.
    #
    # Remove the 127.0.0.1 comment if you want to access the localhost
    # by IP address.
    #+n 127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255

    -U http://ads*
    -U http://ad.*
    -U *banneri*
    -U *banners*
    -U *adpage*
    -U *advsvr*
    -U *advert*
    -U *adsvr*
    -U *adsrv*
    -U *adredir*
    -U *adimage*
    -U *=ads_*
    -U *=ads/*
    -U *=ads.*
    -U *=ads-*
    -U *=ad=*
    -U *=ad_*
    -U *=ad/*
    -U *=ad.*
    -U *=ad-*
    -U *_ads=*
    -U *_ads_*
    -U *_ads/*
    -U *_ads-*
    -U *_ad_*
    -U *_ad/*
    -U *_ad.*
    -U *_ad-*
    -U */ads=*
    -U */ads.*
    -U */ads-*
    -U */ads/*
    -U *.ads=*
    -U *.ads/*
    -U *.ads.*
    -U *.ads-*
    -U *.ad=*
    -U *.ad_*
    -U *.ad/*
    -U *.ad.*
    -U *.ad-*
    -U *-ads=*
    -U *-ads_*
    -U *-ads/*
    -U *-ads-*
    -U *-ad=*
    -U *-ad_*
    -U *-ad/*
    -U *-ad.*
    -U *-ad-*
    -U *-adz.*
    -U *120x60.*
    -U *120x600.*
    -U *150x60.*
    -U *400x40.*
    -U *40040.*
    -U *468x60.*
    -U *46860.*
    -U *ad.inet*
    -U *//ads.*
    -U *kat02/Kuvat*
    -U *ilmkuvat*
    -U *//mainos*
    -U *mainokset*
    -U *.atdmt.*
    -U *.cydoor.*
    -U *impfi*
    -U *.doubleclick.*
    -U *.falkag.*
    -U *.gator.*
    -U *.qksrv.net/image*
    -U *vontasi*
    -D yimg.com
    -D rd.yahoo.com
    -D medianext.com
    -D 123banners.com
    -D .server.com
    -D aureate.com
    -D radiate.com

    Thanks again.
     
  4. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    I'm going to take a wild guess and say that you should delete the "#" from this line:

    #+n 127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255

    That is the localhost line, IIRC. Really, it's the only line in your post that will make any significant change to the eDexter behavior, I think.

    Good luck.
     
  5. onisdad

    onisdad Registered Member

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    Thank you. I'll give it a shot.
     
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