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Use /etc/hosts to block ads at the local level
Authored by: tomhannen on Nov 28, '05 06:32:17AM

Just a quick note... I needed to format my hosts file like this: localhost

Not as shown in the tip: localhost

It's probably obvious, but I just thought I'd mention it. Also this tip blocks sites to all users of the machine, not just to one user (you need to be an admin to have access to the hosts file).

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