Adblocking scripts for Tomato with hosts file?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FattysGoneWild, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Using dnsmasq's domain blocking by DNS poisoning is more efficient than hosts, smaller number of entries and includes all sub-domains. hosts file is more selective and may also be needed if websites more mixed content/ad.

    Any of the other lists can be merged and massaged into this form, there are several more comprehensive "competing" (in a constructive sense) general purpose scripts in this forum, with whitelists etc.

    Blocking at the router is more efficient than maintaining a hosts list on every PC, and if you use pixelserv as the redirect target you can avoid the broken image symbol that appears in IE.

    IMHO DNS poisoning on the router is never going to be as effective as AdblockPlus under Firefox using GHz processor and "regular expressions" with expert updating.

    A lot of the web is funded by adverts - I've noticed a number of sites where ads are served by IP address (server side dns resolving?), and/or content is blocked if ads not shown - so its a continual battle...
  3. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    What's the most popular DNS poisoning blocker at the moment?
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