[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Using (SU)RBL with a browser, any way to do it? (was <snip> )

Chris Santerre csanterre at merchantsoverseas.com
Tue Jul 13 12:06:23 CEST 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Nicolas Riendeau [mailto:knightr at istop.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 12:21 AM
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>Subject: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: Using (SU)RBL with a browser, any way
>to do it? (was <snip> )
>Chris Santerre wrote:
>> Or one could take the sa-blacklist file and turn it into a 
>quick hosts file.
>> I have a host file on the server that is copied to everyones machine
>> everytime they log in. Full of spyware domains that simply point to
>> and It is easy for me to change. 
>> However squid also rocks. I have had a test server running 
>for 1.5 years. I
>> haven't had time to tweak it yet to go production yet. 
>Hi Chris!
>I *assume* (I know what happens when you assume... (-; ) that 
>the host file is
>not loaded in memory and is processed sequentially so wouldn't 
>having a big host
>file make its parsing be very very slow?
>That's an assumption though...

Somewhat, but not too bad. Some people have had web completely turned off
for failing to listen to me. 2 whole deparments have no web access now.
Muahahahhahaha....I'm drunk with power!

But yeah, I guess if you had 35k listings in host file it could be pretty
slow :) Another reason to use squid. 


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