From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Thu 01 Apr 1999 - 11:20:20 IST
> This has probably been asked before but what is the easiest way to stop
> linux connecting to particular sites. For instance, if I want to block
> ad.doubleclick.net to stop me downloading their dumb advertisments from
> pages that link them, how would I do it?
Well, the "standard" trick is to put "ad.doubleclick.net 127.0.0.1" in
your /etc/hosts, and make sure you have "files" before "dns" in your
nsswitch.conf's "hosts" entry.
OTOH, my girlfriend works for DoubleClick, so I can't possibly recommend
something like this.
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