Hosts file support group

  Valvegrid 20:04 07 Dec 2003

Anyone that edits their Hosts file to block ad's and other stuff may be interested in this group. They have published a new hosts file on the 02/12/2003 with a very comprehensive list.

click here

You have to register into Yahoo Groups to use it.


  Diodorus Siculus 20:08 07 Dec 2003

Thanks for that Valvegrid - I have been using edited host files for quite some time (since Mozilla 0.8) and see very few ads. It is always good to find a source of updated files; I find that editing my own can take some time.

  Valvegrid 20:12 07 Dec 2003

Be warned, the Hosts file is 649K! So when I said comprehensive, I meant it.

Good luck


  Diodorus Siculus 20:17 07 Dec 2003

Valvegrid - my current one is 1.12 Mb (with some duplications but I have not found an easy way of cleaning it).

I realise that it may be slowing things down in other ways, but it works for me.

  Valvegrid 20:33 07 Dec 2003

I'm impressed, my old one was a mere 136K. I haven't tried it yet, but I wonder if you can edit it in word to get rid of the dup's then put the file back in windows after changing the file extensions of course?


  powerless 20:39 07 Dec 2003

Open it in notepad.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:30 07 Dec 2003

Yes, I can open it in my notepad replacement (metapad) - that is how I edit it to manually add to it. I just wonder if there is a way of finding duplicate lines of text in a document.

Anyway, I am happy with it as it is now.

  VoG II 21:41 07 Dec 2003

I just tried opening mine (a mere 500 KB) in Word, selected all below the header lines and tried Table/Sort. Result: "the document is too large for Word to handle".

  powerless 21:43 07 Dec 2003

I use this host file click here complete with installer...

Not as big as the host file linked to by VoG but it works.

  powerless 21:44 07 Dec 2003

courtesy of spikeychris!

  Valvegrid 17:39 08 Dec 2003


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