Re: hpguru's HOSTS File update (Oct 02, 2004)

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lynchknot, Oct 3, 2004.

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  1. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

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    This host file is causing major lag. This board seems to be using pagead2.googlesyndication.com. I need to edit the host file - I'm sure other's need to as well. Thanks.

    Edit: googlesyndication.com - there are 2 entries. Many boards use this and I have experienced much lag with this and other host files.


    **edited to reflect new thread.
     
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  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Lynchknot i moved your post here as there is no replying in the updates forum.
    thanks
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  3. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

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    Well, there was a reply so I replied. Just trying to help out the members here. Anyway, thanks for moving.
     
  4. LowWaterMark

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    I'm sorry, but we're not using anything related to 'googlesyndication.com'. Why do you think we are? o_O

    As for hpguru's file causing possible delays, if you are on XP, then look into disabling DNS Client (service in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > DNS Client - set to Disabled). That is almost always the cause of DNS delays when using a large hosts file.
     
  5. lynchknot

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    Ok sorry if I assumed this board was using it but many do. There was coincidental lag at the very moment a couple other boards were lagging. Editing the host file cleared up both boards immediately because both boards are using the ads.

    I have Outpost using "per app" dns - long ago. (DNS client in services disabled) - therefore it is in fact: googlesyndication.com (pays well) for those boards.

    thanks LowWaterMark - :)

    *valueclick is another bad one.
     
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  6. nadirah

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    Wilders Security Forums is not related to any advertising service in any way.
    This forum does NOT support advertising/spyware.
     
  7. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

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    erm.... Lowwatermark already made a statement. Are you not reading posts? Sorry if you did not.
     
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