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14.1 > Network > hostsblock (0.12.3)

Hostsblock is a bash script for Linux designed to take advantage of the
/etc/hosts file to provide system-wide blocking of internet advertisements,
malicious domains, trackers, and other undesirable content. To do so, it
downloads a configurable set of blocklists and processes and their entries into
a singular file.

The SlackBuild assumes that dnsmasq is not available so it will configure
hostsblock to overwrite the current /etc/hosts file. The install script will
backup the current /etc/hosts file to /etc/hostsblock/hosts.head if it does
not already exist.

After uninstalling hostsblock, you should copy hosts.head back to /etc/hosts.

To have hostsblock automatically update /etc/hosts once a week, run:
ln -sf /usr/sbin/hostsblock /etc/cron.weekly/hostsblock

Maintained by: Benjamin Trigona-Harany
Keywords: hosts,hostsblock,ads,adblock


Source Downloads:
hostsblock-0.12.3.tar.bz2 (20eb8ee8627c0980f57d54727b6bd797)

Download SlackBuild:
hostsblock.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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ftp git cgit http rsync

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