I’ve downloaded two lists from GitHub - Ultimate-Hosts-Blacklist/Ultimate.Hosts.Blacklist: The Ultimate Unified Hosts file for protecting your network, computer, smartphones and Wi-Fi devices against millions of bad web sites. Protect your children and family from gaining access to bad web sites and protect your devices and pc from being infected with Malware or Ransomware. to experiment with.
‘hosts*’ has ~630K domain names redirected to 0.0.0.0, and hosts*.deny lists 140K IP adresses.
host* first few lines:
0.0.0.0 smtpauth.okke-france.com 0.0.0.0 smtpauth.openfansite.com 0.0.0.0 smtpauth.or-tec.net 0.0.0.0 smtpauth.oukley.com ...
hosts*.deny (without comment lines):
ALL: 126.96.36.199 ALL: 188.8.131.52 ALL: 184.108.40.206 ALL: 220.127.116.11 ...
I’ve copied the one and only line (besides comments) from the original deny file to /etc/hosts.deny, at the top:
http-rman : ALL EXCEPT LOCAL ### The Ultimate hosts.deny for Linux / Unix based operating Systems ### Copyright (c) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Ultimate Hosts Blacklist - @Ultimate-Hosts-Blacklist ### Copyright (c) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Mitchell Krog - @mitchellkrogza ### Copyright (c) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Nissar Chababy - @funilrys ### Repo Url: https://github.com/Ultimate-Hosts-Blacklist/Ultimate.Hosts.Blacklist ...
I haven’t noticed any difference either in boot or browser start times nor in usage (perhaps my browsing habits are too circumspect ).
There’s also a superhosts.deny file with 770K+ entries (!), that can be appended to \etc\hosts.deny.
Does anyone have experience with these?
Also, should it be OK to append the hosts* file (640K+ lines) to /etc/hosts or it might impact performance?