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

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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By: torrid
2009-12-14 17:11:16

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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.
0x89 · 440 weeks and 1 day ago
when /etc/hosts is bloated with so much domain names, will that affect domain name completion in bash?
alperyilmaz · 440 weeks ago
Forbidden You don't have permission to access /page.cgi on this server.
DJArty · 440 weeks ago

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