Wondering about the feasibility of using dnsmasq to do safepeer/peer guardian

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Sunspark, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Today I was reading about Peer Guardian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PeerGuardian and the associated Azureus plugin SafePeer which essentially pulls the PG list and uses it to block ips from within Azureus.

    The thought occured to me, there's a big thread here discussing using dnsmasq to block ads. It doesn't seem too far fetched that the peer guardian list could be added as well to block evil for all users on a router.

    The file is called level1.txt and is distributed as a 2.2 meg 7z file. Sample entries in it look like:
    General Electric Company:
  2. rcordorica

    rcordorica Network Guru Member

    It could work if you have enough memory to store the list. PG lists are in the rage of millions of IP's. Considering its a 2.2MB 7z file, how big is it uncompressed?

    Maybe if you have a router with more memory, but I know my routers 16MB is already reaching its limits.
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