View Full Version : turning away ads using false host addresses???

03-09-2001, 11:50 AM
I read once that its possible to fool the incoming web page that the ads it wants are addressed onboard and then when found are unfindable so it gives up!Result,no adds.Ive got win95 and netscape 4.7,anybody got the specs to do this?

03-09-2001, 06:39 PM
its called a hosts file. windows looks at the host file for the ip of the web page that u want, if its not found it then asks your DNS server for the ip. so by putting a false ip (an internal ip) with a site name you don't want to connect to, it will cause a DNS error. it will simply time out and won't go to that address.

the draw backs are that it only works with web addresses not the actual ip number so the site is still accessable if you know the ip(or someone programs the ip into an app or web page). also netscape takes a while for it to time out so it can slow your surfing down a tad.

have a look at-http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

i'm sure this post WILL NOT win me any free tshirt;-)