How to smartly block sites ?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Fidelius, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. Fidelius

    Fidelius Registered Member

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    Hello,

    For blocking sites, I use lists that I import into the HOSTS file, both for windows and ubuntu. This is the high level solution. Unfortunately, wildcards are not allowed and the lists are huge. On the other hand, I know the addon BLOCKSITE which allows wildcards but this is the browser only solution.
    Do you know a smart way to block sites with wildcards or anything. A sort of mix "Hosts" and "Blocksite" at high level.
    I use Firefox under Windows XP and Ubuntu (dual boot).

    Thank you.
     
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    DNSKong blocklist can accommodate "between-the-dots" matching patterns as well as patterns anchored by dots.
    Here are a few quick examples:

    sexhound
    adserver.focalink
    cn

    Above, the first pattern would match (and block)
    sexhound.com
    sexhound.co.uk
    www.sexhound.pl
    BUT NOT
    sexhounds.com nor www.essexhound.com

    The second would match and block
    adserver.focalink.com
    ww2.adserver.focalink.net
    BUT NOT
    www.focalink.com nor adserver2.focalink.net

    The third would block any hostname bearing a Chinese country code TLD as well as
    cn.happypuppy.com
    www.cn.pl
     
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