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t.t.chopper
 
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Post Posted November 28th, 2002, 5:08 am

How can I block image downloading from
ads networks?

for example media.fastclick.net uses
"mediaXX.fastclick.net" where XX
is any number in the range 00-99

a wildcard-system would be nice :)

tnx

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Post Posted November 28th, 2002, 7:56 am

Put entries in your hosts file. Don't forget .com

A lengthy hosts file can be downloaded from http://www.kazaalite.com

It's filled with redundancies, though, and rd.yahoo.com is included several times, which will break Yahoo.

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Post Posted November 28th, 2002, 10:46 am

thank you very much

alas changing the HOSTS file
(like using a no-ads proxy server
or a firewall) will affect
all Windows applications
when I would like filtering images
only in Phoenix

furthermore you can't specify
wildcards in the HOSTS file
in fact a simple filter like
" *akamai* "
would make the lenghty HOSTS
file 500 rows shorter ;)

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Post Posted November 28th, 2002, 10:57 am

t.t.chopper wrote:thank you very much

alas changing the HOSTS file
(like using a no-ads proxy server
or a firewall) will affect
all Windows applications
when I would like filtering images
only in Phoenix

furthermore you can't specify
wildcards in the HOSTS file
in fact a simple filter like
" *akamai* "
would make the lenghty HOSTS
file 500 rows shorter ;)


Unfortunately, that's the nature of the beast. I would prefer to have it in a file instead of having to run a proxy server, especially when I'm at work and already have to use the company proxy. Poke around Bugzilla, cause I'm sure this has been suggested.

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Post Posted November 28th, 2002, 1:21 pm

you are right!!

It is in
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78104


thankU very much for your advice

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Post Posted November 28th, 2002, 2:08 pm

t.t.chopper wrote:you are right!!

It is in
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78104


thankU very much for your advice


By now, almost every 'enhancement' has been though of and suggested on Bugzilla. That's what RFE is all about.

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