RequestPolicy & NoScript overlaps!

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have found an overlapping between RequestPolicy and NoScript. The forbid meta redirections feature of NoScript appeared in some sites I visit. After installing RequestPolicy, I no longer get them instead I get RequestPolicy's redirect toolbar asking to allow, deny and more.

    So I am feeling a little hesitant at using the two together now.

    Best Wishes,
    ams963
     
  2. moontan

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    i tried using both.
    drove me nuts.

    i noticed enough overlap that, for me, using just one of them is enough.

    i use NoScript like a HIPS for javascript.
    my whitelist is almost empty.
     
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    I warned you that you must have patience :D. You could wait for the version 1 of RequestPolicy, according to the author it has major improvements with usability and also with much more complex settings. Although it's still in alpha, it will be a long wait.
     
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    me?
    i have the patience of a gnat! lol

    i will certainly try RP when it comes out of Alpha/Beta.
    i'm a sucker for this kinda stuff. ;)
     
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    I love NoScript and I am keeping it for good. My whitelist is always empty.
     
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    Yeah I should have listened to you and should have been more steady in these things. I'll wait for version 1. I've removed RequestPolicy. That leaves some settings in 'about:config' though which was fortunately mentioned in the FAQ of requestpolicy.com I've reset those settings as suggested in the website.
     
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    You could also try to learn how to configure ABE in NoScript. It will give you the functionality in RequestPolicy. Although it's pretty much time consuming.
     
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    Honestly fellas, RP isn't so bad when you get used to it! o_O
     
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    Yeah, but there is more to that. :D. I've posted a link in my other post there a pdf containing all the functions of ABE.
     
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    I was not talking about RP being too complicated and so the question of getting used to it is out of context. I was talking more about RP doing some of the same things NoScript does. In the official website of RP it was suggested and recommended to use RP with NoScript to reap the benefits of double layer maximum protection.
     
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    Where?
     
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    It's not only double layer. With RequestPolicy, you can "fine tune" your settings. For example, to use Facebook you need to whitelist it in NoScript. That means scripting will be available for facebook.com and ALL other sites. With RequestPolicy included, facebook.com scripts will only be allowed in facebook.com and not to other sites. ;)
    EDIT: -http://noscript.net/abe/abe_rules.pdf NOTE: The one I posted is in noscript.net not the actual pdf. Sorry about that :D
     
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    When suppose I visit hotmail and scripts are blocked by NoScript. Then I allow temporarily the ones I want to. If I write in and configure ABE it will be like Site .live.com .hotmail.com .wlxrs.com
    Accept from .live.com .hotmail.com .wlxrs.com
    Deny
    And then only .live.com .hotmail.com .wlxrs.com will be automatically allowed while other scripts in hotmail.com will not be.

    So what's the difference? I mean I could always allow them temporarily by pointing my cursor on the NoScript icon, right?
     
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    That means that other third party contents will not be loaded. (Similar to RequestPolicy). I'm not actually an ABE expert, I only used the rules I've read in NoScript forums.
     
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    Yeah but all the overlapping like meta redirections with NoScript I think I'm better off without RP.
     
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    Don't you mean "better of with NoScript? :D
     
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    Third party contents are not loaded anyways unless I allow it to. From the example of the hotmail.com situation we can see that by configuring ABE to allow only .live.com .hotmail.com .wlxrs.com all other scripts from hotmail.com are blocked. But when we enter hotmail.com without configuring ABE, all contents are blocked unless hotmail.com is whitelisted. Then we can just temporarily allow .live.com .hotmail.com and .wlxrs.com one by one by moving the mouse cursor on the NoScript icon. So why take all the load of configuring Abe when you can just click them away. ;)
     
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    LOL. I've edited my post. I meant better off without RP. Anyways just got a shake from a slight earthquake. Holy smoke! Some of the neighbors are on the street now while I write away here in this thread. I must be going banana :D The earthquake was a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. It's source is in the Gansu province in China.
     
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