Adding ad blocking to nanobsd
Hello there. A friend pointed me to a site where ad blocking was enabled via cron script on DD-WRT loaded routers. (http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Ad_blocking) I copied the IP list from the url in the script (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt) into my own workstation's hosts file and it seemed to work well. No doubt it's unsupported, but is there a way to incorporate this list into the hosts file on nano? The hosts file seems to be overwritten every time dnsmasq is restarted, so I found where it seems to be compiled on the fly in system.inc, but naturally that file is not editable b/c of the RO file system. I tried to mount the FS as RW, but that did not go well, and resulted in a reimage. As a longtime user of adzap, I'm quite spoiled and would love to get the same quality of experience for myself and family. Any hints out there? Heck, even a manual process would be better than nothing. (Up to now, I have been using pfSense+Squid+Adzap on HD, but I had the flash and wanted to try something new.)
(EDIT) Is an alias for the list the way to go (though I certainly can't add 16K+ entries manually)?
PS - being a new user of nano here, are the packages that are listed in the configurator all nano-suitable packages? Thanks for reading and appreciative of any replies.
jimp Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate
You cannot use an alias for that since it is DNS/hostname based, and not IP-based.
You might be able to install the cron package, and make a script that just grabs that list and adds it onto the end of /etc/hosts every few minutes, but even that may not work properly.
A better way might be to add those entries as a blacklist for squid+squidGuard.