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Old 11-02-2003, 01:58 PM   #1
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Make MozillaFirebird block sites *not popup/ads*


I have a problem with a certain webpage, i'm sure many of you know of it, SuprNova. Anyways, I'm having problems with it eating up my CPU all because it loads all this irrelevent info from newsticker.shortnews.de, my question is, how can I make Firebird not load anything from this page? Itll make browsing SuprNova a whole lot easier for me, thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:07 PM   #2
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I don't know how to stop it loading a site but you could always put "newsticker.shortnews.de" next to the loopback address in your hosts file or write an iptables rule to stop outgoing conenctions to that site.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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I'm not very iptables fluent, although I have been meaning to read up on some tutorials and whatnot. If you could provide a little how-to just for this occassion, I would be very appreciative.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 03:49 PM   #4
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perhaps something like:
iptables -A output -s newsticker.shortnews.de -j DROP
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:52 PM   #5
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I had to change the -s to a -a but it works. Problem is apparently it was semi-crucial to the site so it takes quite a while to load now. I learned something new but I don'n know if its worth it or not :P. Thanks for the help!
 
  


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