> theres a spywarelist file thats available at spywareguide.com
> i want to block those domains listed in that file using
> m0n0wall how can i do that?
I would really suggest adding an extra machine running something like Squid
if at all possible. The problem with blocking domains/IPs from the router is
that the browser will return a 404 for that page, which may be undesirable
if it's only blocking, say, a few images on a given page (makes the page
look unsightly if it's got 404 errors in various spots on it).
With a separate proxy:
1) you're reducing the amount of work your m0n0 box has to do, especially
important if it's a low-spec box
2) with a dedicated proxy you can redirect blocked connections to something
less intrusive, such as a 1-pixel transparent image called "killed.gif" ;-)
This will make webpages with some blocked content still readable.
3) it's easier to upgrade the list as required, especially if you define it
as a Squid ACL (access control list) in a separate file. Then you can simply
replace the file as updated versions of the list become available.
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