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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Ad blocking - ideas
 Date:  Wed, 10 Nov 2004 04:20:28 -0500
On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 16:42:58 +0100, Audun Larsen <larsen at xqus dot com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> After reading the Ad blocking discussion on the general mailing list, I
> have a few ideas i would like to share. I don't know if they are any
> good, but anyway.
> The method currently used works fine, but it is some work updating the
> config.xml file and it may render your firewall useless if you do
> something wrong. One possibility is to add a second .xml file for hosts
> you want to block(?). And let the user upload and replace/append to-
> this file from the web gui.

my opinion...

1 - this method is an undesirable hack and almost certainly not
something you'll see Manuel accommodate.

2 - adding a second config file for hosts only would defeat one of the
major design purposes of only having a single file to backup/restore. 
You could argue that it wouldn't be a big deal to change the
backup/restore process, but you won't see this goal being defeated for
a hack that only a small fraction of the user base would want.

-Chris