[Camino] Ad blocking in Camino?

James lists at them.ws
Tue Dec 7 23:04:23 EST 2004


Making this your host file works pretty good: 
http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/

On Dec 7, 2004, at 8:50 PM, Geoff Beier wrote:

>
> On Dec 7, 2004, at 10:29 AM, Bill Blank wrote:
>
>> How can I block ads in Camino?
>>
>> The Adblock extension works well in Firefox, PithHelmet does so (more 
>> clumsily) in Safari. What is there for Camino?
>>
>> This is most important for one with a 26.4 kbaus connection.
>>
>>
> The Adblock extension will not really *block* ads. It just prevents 
> their display, at least in the incarnation that's known to work with 
> Camino. I've never used PithHelmet, so I don't know much about its 
> behavior. If I were browsing on a 26.4 kbps connection, though, I'd 
> want some truly industrial strength ad blocking. For that, though the 
> setup may seem a bit daunting, I'd recommend using a proxy. Either 
> install squid on your firewall with some good filters, or try the more 
> customizable privoxy. It's free and available from 
> http://www.privoxy.org/ . Configuring blocking actions requires some 
> effort, but the payoff is there in saved bandwidth. You also have the 
> benefit of having one ad blocker for any browser you might care to 
> use, so you only have to determine what you care to block once.
>
> Good luck.
>
> Geoff
>
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