Frederick Page wrote:
> Hallo Vincent,
> Vincent Fleuranceau schrieb am 09. November 2004:
>>Solution: use a decent Web browser (Firefox for example) and block ads
>>at the application level, not at the routing level!
> That works, however why should one transfer the junk to the internal
> client and discard it there? Especially users who pay by volume would
> appreciate that.
Blocking at the client doesn't 'transfer the junk'. Your browser makes a
request to the wrong server for 'the junk' and hence, doesn't ever
If you're using m0n0 for a small user group, then blocking at the client
is the best way to do this. If you have a large enough user community
that traffic becomes expensive, then you should be using squid.
That gets you all the nice regexp / user authentication goodies for free
without turning your firewall into a bloated monster.
> That would be nice indeed. What about a wildcard scenario? If one
> could specify stuff like
> this would be quite a short list and still catch most junk. Firefox'
> extension "Adblock" works that way.
Think CPU and memory utilization for a m0n0 trying to regexp at wire
This problem has already been solved, and it's called squid. If you want
to turn your firewall into a small business application server, there
are lots of other packages out there to do it.