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Old 01-27-2005, 09:23 AM   #1
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My Konqueror ad blocker (allso firefox, opera etc)

Spent some time today researching/making this. Seems to work very well for me so far.

Works with Konqueror, Firefox, IE, Opera and mayb others

This file will block a wide range of adverts. Its very easy to install and very easy to customize!

To use the file,

1) copy and paste the below code into a "proxy.pac" file.
2) Configure your browsers proxy settings to use a proxy configuration URL (select the proxy.pac file)
3) Start browsing and you will notice many banner ad's are gone!

    function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
  if (       shExpMatch(host, '*.ad*') 
   || shExpMatch(host, '*.ads*') 
   || shExpMatch(host, '*banners*') 
   || shExpMatch(host, '*doubleclick*')
   || shExpMatch(host, '*googlesyndication*')   
  return "PROXY;"; 
    return "DIRECT";

This script works by checking all url's coming into your browser, if the url contains the word "banners", the script tells your browser to use a proxy that dosent exist.

I have my PROXY point to a webserver (xx.xx.xx.xx:80) where the index.htm page is transparent, this removes any errors you see in place of the adds.

Don't put in too many filters, as a large list does slow you down, however i notice no difference with the defaults.

Hope this is of use
Old 03-17-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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First of all, I love you.

Second of all, could you please write a bit more on how to have the proxy point to a blank index.html file, so that I don't have to see "An error occurred while loading..." messages?

Thank you so much!
Old 03-18-2005, 02:41 AM   #3
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To preserve this for posterity, could I ask that you submit it to our Tutorials section - suitably fleshed out, of course. Otherwise, it may get lost among the other threads.
Old 03-18-2005, 06:20 AM   #4
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ill get to work on a tutorial, covering the use of thttpd to take care of the error messages, ill post back here when its up


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