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Here's an application which does this and more
Authored by: withdave on May 08, '10 04:18:09PM

I've written an Applescript Application which downloads a DNS blocking file from the net to block over 16,000 domain names via your /etc/hosts. You can easily revert it back, add your own blocks, ignore specific blocks from the net file and run automatically at login to check for an updated list. It preserves and keeps the original Apple /etc/hosts at the front including any hand-added changes you have or might make in the future. I've found my web browsing runs some 20% faster after using this app.

Fetch it at The XCode source is there under the name It's all GNU copyrighted so feel free to share and modify.

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