Package Details: hostsblock 0.999.8.1-1

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Package Base: hostsblock
Description: An ad- and malware-blocking utility for POSIX systems
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Keywords: adblock
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: jav209
Maintainer: jav209
Last Packager: jav209
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.000039
First Submitted: 2012-05-03 23:18
Last Updated: 2019-04-07 21:14

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jav209 commented on 2012-08-08 22:20

Version 0.10 (08.08.2012)
*implemented an optimization option, which shrinks target hostfile
size by putting all entries redirecting to the same address
on the same line.
*instead of processing all files in the cache, hostsblock now only
processes those listed (and not commented out) in rc.conf
*updated documentation in rc.conf
*added another blocklist
*simplified really long blocklisturl

jav209 commented on 2012-08-06 15:22

Version 0.9.2 (06.08.2012)
*added "FAIL" notifications
*fixed issue with blacklist
*fixed issue with 7z files
*fixed documentation in rc.conf on mirrored, defunct blocklists

jav209 commented on 2012-08-05 17:31

Version 0.9.1 (05.08.2012)
*removed color interface output options (better for logging).
*made output cleaner for logging. Enter a >>/var/log/[your logfile]
after your crontab entry for it to enable logging.
*improved behavior: only downloads new blocklists if they have been
changed on the server. Saves bandwidth.
*rc.conf in-text documentation updated accordingly.
*removed antequated warning from install file.

jav209 commented on 2012-08-05 03:39

Version 0.9 (04.08.2012)
*cleaned up minor gliches when running under OS X
*cleaned up non-color output
*now exits if not run as root
*new behavior: only writes to target hostsfile if changes detected
*new option: allow/disallow dns redirections

jav209 commented on 2012-07-24 19:10

Version 0.8.4 (24.07.2012)
*minor code tweeks to hostsblock-urlcheck
*colorized and more compact prompts for hostsblock-urlcheck

jav209 commented on 2012-07-24 03:13

Version 0.8.3 (23.07.2012)
*fixed hostsblock-urlcheck to check for both http and https domains.
*simplified hostsblock-urlcheck usage. See "hostsblock-urlcheck --help"
for details.

jav209 commented on 2012-07-22 03:37

Version 0.8.2 (21.07.2012)
*added "--compressed" option to curl commands to allow for compressed
blocklist downloads (thanks ontobelli)
*removed the modyouri blocklist from defaults since it included
redirection and "junk" entries (noted in rc.conf comments)

jav209 commented on 2012-06-16 00:16

Version 0.8.1 (15.06.2012)
*changed hostsblock-urlcheck to also check given urls as to whether they are
blocked or not (via "page" option). This is in addition to the whole page
scan option ("scan"), which reads through the whole given page to see if
contained subdomains are blocked or not.
*regular behavior of hostsblock-urlcheck now relegated to "scan" option. See
'hostsblock-urlcheck help' for details.

jav209 commented on 2012-06-14 20:55

Verson 0.8 (14.06.2012)
*made postprocessing routine (such as dnsmasq restart) more flexible for those
who might want to use a different program. PLEASE CHECK RC.CONF.
*minor fixes with variable quoting, console output, code formatting
*added run-time dependency checks
*updated documentation in rc.conf
*added additional entry to whitelists
*fixed error with whitelist not taking periods literally

*revamp unzip command to function under other *nix implementations

jav209 commented on 2012-06-04 19:56

Version 0.7.2 (04.06.2012)
*Fixed error in hostsblock-urlcheck that cased full-stop error

*revamp unzip command to function under other *nix implementations