Correct, it makes use of the PC "Host" table.
The Hostess software provides you with a list of
addresses to block with your host file and the interface
to maintain the Host table with. This can also be used to
block unwanted websites from invading your home...
Your spouse and kids will never figure it out.   ;)
You can just mumble something about the ISP must have
that p0rn site blocked or the server must be down.  hehehe
I also like that fact that the little banner Ads and
some Ad frames come up empty...

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: rob@dekko.com [mailto:rob@dekko.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 8:30 AM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: RE: IIRC - OT - Hostess



So it's table driven and not based on the popup type?

Rob Berendt

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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin




                    "Berg, Dan"
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                    com>                      cc:
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                    12/11/2001 09:22 AM
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if you have the URL, add it to the host table and it will be blocked

-----Original Message-----
From: rob@dekko.com [mailto:rob@dekko.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 7:17 AM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: RE: IIRC - OT - Hostess



I wonder if that would also block the ESP surveys I keep getting when I am
on IBM's websites?

Rob Berendt

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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin



                    James Rich
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On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Wills, Mike N. (TC) wrote:

> The latest version of Opera also blocks pop-up windows. I love it! I also
> love the mouse gestures, try it out.

Mozilla and the latest Netscape browser block them as well.  I don't know
about gestures.  All these browsers sure make surfing more enjoyable - I
can choose one that fits my tastes.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Berg, Dan [mailto:berg@scdatacenter.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 2:49 PM
> To: 'midrange-l@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: IIRC - OT - Hostess
>
>
> I found this incredibly useful Freeware called Hostess
> It Blocks unwanted pop-up ads, the pop-up still occurs but is 404
>
> http://www.smartin-designs.com/
>
> Absolutely beautiful in its simplicity!
> This is especially useful for people still on modems.
> It will stop some unwanted bandwidth usage.
> Allowing more bandwidth content to be of your choice.
>
> It does make some web pages look funky... (little 404 windows)
>
> Enjoy, but don't share with any friends!  ;)
> We don't want the Advertiser dollars to shrink too much.

James Rich
james@eaerich.com


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