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Block the 6700 worst spamhosts

Terminal - Block the 6700 worst spamhosts
wget -q -O - http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/ | grep ^127 >> /etc/hosts
2009-12-14 17:11:16
User: torrid
Functions: grep wget
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Block the 6700 worst spamhosts

The above url contains over 6700 of the common ad websites. The command just pastes these into your /etc/hosts.

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What others think

This will work using sudo instead of a root account:

wget -q -O - http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts | grep ^127 | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts

also consider using the text file (see changed link) instead of the html.

Comment by 0x89 298 weeks and 1 day ago

when /etc/hosts is bloated with so much domain names, will that affect domain name completion in bash?

Comment by alperyilmaz 298 weeks and 1 day ago

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /page.cgi on this server.

Comment by DJArty 298 weeks ago

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