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 From:  Frederick Page <fpage at thebetteros dot oche dot de>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Ad Blocking in m0n0wall
 Date:  Wed, 10 Nov 2004 20:44:49 +0100
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.

>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...

That would be nice indeed. What about a wildcard scenario? If one
could specify stuff like

ad.*
ads.*
adserv*
*/realmedia/*

this would be quite a short list and still catch most junk. Firefox'
extension "Adblock" works that way.

Kind regards  Frederick