Re: [dev] [surf] adblocking

From: Eckehard Berns <>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:07:05 +0100

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 01:27:39PM +0100, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> I have been thinking of adding some easy way of adblocking to surf. My
> conclusion is, that it is not needed.
> [...]
> What are you comrades thinking of this?

I don't need adblocking inside the browser. I'm using a hosts
file that I appended to /etc/hosts and that's it. It's faster
than a plugin based solution since those usually even use
regular expressions and such.

It has some minor drawbacks though:

- every host has to be specified literally - no pattern matching
- you can't disable adblocking depending on the site visited

Eckehard Berns
Received on Tue Nov 20 2012 - 14:07:05 CET

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