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How would I go about about using iptables to block annoying pop-up ads? I've searched around, but haven't found much info regarding this. Maybe you guys can give me a nudge in the right direction. Thanx for any info.
Yeah I realize I can add a rule to deny each host as I find them, and have done this for several. It's a real pain to have to do add rules all the time though. Is there no way to tell iptables to only accept connections from the host you connected to?
There are apps (not sure if free) that can do just that. Go check tucows.com They can block adds, or pop-ups ..
(make sure you won't get bored afterwards, since it's good finger excercise to try to kill all pop-ups as soon as posible without closing useful windows. Kind the way like police training - hostage situations, shooting bad guys and save innocent ...
But thats the way I use the web... just as example.
The only thing you can do is completely block hosts that do nothing but serve advertisements. However, this is a poor hack at best.
What you need is either:
1. Anti-advertising features built into your browser (i.e. Netscape will do popup removal)
2. A proxy server
There are packages like WebWasher that will serve as an ad blocking proxy server.
Or... you can set up apache as a proxy server and build an advertising blocking hook in. I started this as a project, but I'm not willing to share the source because I may choose to try and commercialize it one of these days...