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Re: [opensuse] optimizing resolv.conf
On 2014-01-03 01:38, Felix Miata wrote:

As to blocking ad servers, is blocking via the firewall materially different
in effectiveness from redirecting to or via hosts entries?

Yes. The idea is that blocking on the firewall acts after you make the request to download the ad. The advert is effectively downloaded, just blocked on the doorstep. Similarly with browser extensions to block adds.

With a dns redirect, when the page wants to download an advert, as it asks the wrong machine for it, the request is never sent to internet, and it is never downloaded, so that it does not use your internet pipe.

However, I do not block adverts, as a general rule. Only obnoxious adverts.

Carlos E. R.
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