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10.4: Host name resolution works as expected
Authored by: TiVoFan on Mar 01, '07 09:47:22AM
This hint, combined with the information at Mike's Ad Blocking Hosts File will enable Mac users to screen out many ads while they're browsing. The idea is to map well-known ad servers to the localhost (127.0.0.1), so the ad servers never get a chance to slow you down and waste your bandwidth. I've been using it for 18 months without a glitch.

There are Mac-specific instructions to updating your hosts file, and to configuring lookupd. I was fortunate that my Macs haven't needed any tweaking, I only needed to edit the hosts file.

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10.4: Host name resolution works as expected
Authored by: bazcurtis on Mar 01, '07 01:21:26PM

Is their a way to search the cache like you can dig an external dns server?

Best wishes

Michael



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10.4: Host name resolution works as expected
Authored by: corienti on Mar 01, '07 02:31:45PM

Or, you could just use PithHelmet, a free (well, donationware) Safari plugin. I've found it to be far, far more effective than the AdBlock plugin for Firefox. Adblock on Firefox seems to catch about 80% of ads. PithHelmet on Safari catches more like 97%.
And Pithhelmet requires NO configuration whatsoever.
It's donationware but of course donation's optional. I actually donated however after using it for a little while, because it was incredibly effective.



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