From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net)
Date: Fri 28 Jul 2000 - 19:51:01 IST
On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 02:49:36PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Niall O Broin thought...
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 12:41:33PM +0100, Martin Feeney wrote:
> > In most cases I don't mind allowing almost everything out (except well
> > know advertising ports like the aureate.net stuff) I mostly just restrict
> > incoming.
> Unless you have dial-up ISDN, in which case that policy can cost you serious
> money :-)
AFAIK, the aureate.net stuff piggybacks on your browser and uses port 80 so
there's not much to do there. Lots of interesting info on
www.grc.com/optout.html . You need to look at the "put the adware domains in
your /etc/hosts resolving to loopback" to prevent that sort of activity.
-- Conor Daly <conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net> Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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