Block Adservers by prosidnpatu


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									Block Adservers

f you wanna remove those nasty ads from the pages which waste lot of time
and bandwidth then here is something for you I belive it will help you a

how it works
It's possible to set up a name server as authoritative for any domain you
choose, allowing you to specify the DNS records for that domain. You can
also configure most computers to be sort of mini-nameservers for
themselves, so that they check their own DNS records before asking a
nameserver. Either way, you get to say what hostname points to what IP
address. If you haven't guessed already, the way you block ads it to
provide bogus information about the domains we don't want to see - ie,
all those servers out there that dedicate their existence to spewing out
banner ads.

The hosts file

Probably the most common way people block ads like this is with something
called the "hosts file". The hosts file is a simple list of hostnames and
their corresponding IP addresses, which your computer looks at every time
you try and contact a previously unknown hostname. If it finds an entry
for the computer you're trying to reach, it sets the IP address for that
computer to be whatever's in the hosts file. is a special IP address which, to a computer, always means that
computer. Any time a machine sends a network request to, it is
talking to itself. This is very useful when it comes to blocking ads,
because all we have to do is specify the IP address of any ad server to
be And to do that, all we have to do is edit the hosts file.
What will happen then is something like this:

  1. you visit a web page
  2. the web page contains a banner ad stored on the server
  3. your computer says " never heard of it. wait a
second, let's see if I've got the number on me..."
  4. your computer finds its hosts file and checks to see if is listed
  5. it finds the hostname, which points to
  6. "great", says the computer, and sends off a request to for
the banner ad that's supposed to be on the page
  7. "oh", says the computer, and fails to show anything because it just
sent a request to itself for a banner ad

  Where's my hosts file?

    *   Windows   95 / 98 / ME: C:\Windows (I think)
    *   Windows   NT: C:\WinNT\hosts
    *   Windows   2000: C:\WinNT\system32\drivers\etc\
    *   Windows   XP: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    *   FreeBSD   / Linux / Mac OS X / Unixish operating systems: /etc/hosts
    * Classic Mac OS: please read this helpful information submitted by
David "iNerd" B
    * Mac OS 9: Marcia Skidmore sent in details that hopefully explain
what you need to know

The format of the hosts file is very simple - IP address, whitespace,
then a list of hostnames (except for older Macs; please see above).
However, you don't need to know anything about the format if you don't
want to as you can just view the list hosts file.

Of course, that's not the only way to use the list, but it's probably the
most simple for most people.

here is the hosts list which are serving you the ads just append it to
your hosts file and enjoy ad free surfing makes things faster. if you
want ad from certain site then just remove it from the list below.


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