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Old 02-16-2018, 10:44 AM   #256
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Whoa!!! 730,950 lines in a hosts file. Amazing!! That sure puts things into perspective!
I'm guessing the "little" one I've been using just hits the well known troublemakers.
I did update my daily driver's hosts file with the one from hpHosts here. 25MB uncompressed. I did have to dig into it and comment out a few that were blocking images from my email (imgfarm) and a site that I'm not too sure that should be included (owned).

So I'm sure that it's a bit of overkill, but better safe than sorry right? And I would rather go in and uncomment a few of them than be exposed to many.
 
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:27 AM   #257
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....So I'm sure that it's a bit of overkill, but better safe than sorry right? And I would rather go in and uncomment a few of them than be exposed to many.
Agreed.
 
Old 02-16-2018, 12:39 PM   #258
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Thanks Skaendo but I looked up Basilisk and though I don't mind either "permanent beta" and actually do prefer the later interface they support, I do mind WebExtensions some and rather adamantly dislike DRM, so it looks like PaleMoon for me.
 
Old 02-16-2018, 10:04 PM   #259
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I haven't used Firefox for a few years now, and it looks like I might never have to again.
That's how I feel about using Pale Moon :-) hopefully they'll continue supporting Linux targets and I won't have to put up with Firefox ever again.

Pale Moon's mobile version is also the primary browser on my smartphone. It's an improvement over the Chrome'ish browser that ships with Android.

Do you have any thoughts for a "Plan B", in case Basilisk ceases to be a viable option?
 
Old 02-17-2018, 12:10 AM   #260
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Do you have any thoughts for a "Plan B", in case Basilisk ceases to be a viable option?
Use Pale Moon until the wheels fall off I suppose, and decide then. I'm always looking at alternative browsers, but I think that they will do a good job with Basilisk.
 
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Whoa!!! 730,950 lines in a hosts file. Amazing!! That sure puts things into perspective!
I'm guessing the "little" one I've been using just hits the well known troublemakers.
probably.
i've been using hostsblock for a long while now, it combines various lists removing duplicates, so my /etc/hosts has now...
Code:
wc -l /etc/hosts
1026900 /etc/hosts
which results in my dns resolver using 3.4% of my 7G RAM.
but i think it's worth it.
definitely better performance than using an adblocker plugin, and it blocks system-wide, browser, wget, everything.
 
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