Using hosts file with Tor?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Jeremy2, Jan 21, 2005.

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  1. Jeremy2

    Jeremy2 Registered Member

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    The main purpose of hosts file, like hphosts, is to redirect ad server URLs, to 127.0.0.1, considered as non-existant IP, that way all unwanted URL, are not processed.
    However, many of us, are using TOR, or other soft, to connect to the internet, and the loopback IP is used to connect. When using the hosts file, along TOR, I get all the unwanted URL poping-up on my screen.

    The question is, is there any recommended IP address that can be put at hosts file, instead of the loopback address?, or any other workaround?
     
  2. tcp[13]&4!=0

    tcp[13]&4!=0 Registered Member

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    I use Firefox -> privoxy -> tor, and I have no problems with unwanted "junk". I'd suggest running Firefox and privoxy, both have many options for removing the garbage you don't wanna see. If I HAD to choose between Firefox and privoxy I'd pick Firefox every time.
     
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