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 From:  Vincent Fleuranceau <vincent at bikost dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Ad Blocking in m0n0wall
 Date:  Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:05:00 +0100
-------- Original Message --------

>>I works ok, just takes about 4 times longer to boot. 
> 
> 
> yes it affects load/bootup time.
> 
> using hosts file to install in every clients pc is a nightmare!
> and as a wireless hotspot provider you cant have the same customers.
> 
> any other idea ?
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IMHO, the hosts file is solution works but is ugly!

Whatever feature you add to m0n0wall:

1) it consumes more and more memory;
2) it takes a lot of time to be parsed by PHP.

Solution: use a decent Web browser (Firefox for example) and block ads 
at the application level, not at the routing level!

Another option would be to use an external centralized source (database) 
and generate firewall block rules on the fly, without having to store 
them in the config.xml file...

-- Vincent