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Postby eFrisky on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:30 am

Sorry m8, but it doesn't appear as though the D-Link DI-704 router has a "filter" function to block specific IP addresses from the WAN (internet) side. My SMC router is uncannily similar in terms of the web admin interface, so you might get lucky and be able to find a newly released version of a flash upgrade for your router. The last flash ugrade for the SMC included this "filter" function.

But... there is hope..! I've reached the limits of my router, so I'm playing with Freesco now. It a router/firewall on a floppy disk, Linux of course :)

You simply have to download the floppy disk image, pop the disk into an old 486 fitted with two network cards, boot, and you have a very powerful router! Then it's easy to block specific IPs :D

The next step is a "reactive" firewall, which is capable of detecting portscans/DoS attacks etc. and then it implements firewall rules automatically. Sweet eh?

There should be a whole major new release of Freesco out very soon now, but the current release is more than enough for the most demanding users. Did you know that you can become an ISP if you fit a modem to the Freesco router? LOL!

http://www.freesco.org/
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Postby eFrisky on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:30 am

There are many, many guides for setting up a Freesco router online, here's an example
http://www.viperlair.com/articles/guide ... lnx_fw.htm

Do it, you won't be disappointed!
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:30 am

There's another way around this too. Go and edit your hosts file and add something like this:

127.0.0.1 advertising.com

Any time a webpage links to an ad from that website, it will look to the localhost instead and not display it.
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Postby glock20rocks on Wed Nov 13, 2002 2:03 pm

Pop Up Stopper and Zone Alarm Pro both block popups; Zone Alarm can block most banner ads too. Love that thing...
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Postby Matt on Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:11 pm

You can just uze mozilla1.x/netscape7.x/phoenix0.x and enable the option to "reject unrequested popup windows" that way links that you click on still pop up.
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Postby glock20rocks on Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:06 pm

Let's not forget the best browser in the world, Opera! It can block pop-ups too...
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Postby Matt on Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:12 pm

No way in hell I'm paying for a web browser... heheh

while we're talking about free shit some of my favorites = www.smartftp.com, www.trillian.cc, www.openoffice.org.
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Postby coolestnitish on Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:18 pm

I like Zone Alarm Pro too. As glock20 said it stops pop-ups and banners and plus its one of the best protection I have seen. Personally I don't mind the ads though. If we like coming here often, we might as well see some ads and help in keeping the site up. :)
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Postby KuoH on Thu Dec 26, 2002 12:22 am

Proxomitron also works very well and is very customizable.

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Postby jase on Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:01 am

Got to bear in mind all that crap software/adware/scumware that tends to appear on your PC over time. They install porn dialers and all kinds of junk if you're not careful, and also often pop up ads. Kazaa users in particular beware!!!

Get a copy of Spybot:Search And Destroy or similar and prepare to be amazed at what garbage it finds :evil:
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:31 am

jase wrote:Get a copy of Spybot:Search And Destroy or similar and prepare to be amazed at what garbage it finds :evil:

jase, got a URL ?
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:53 am

Dodecahedron, you are getting lazy! :wink: :D

The first listing that pops up for a "spybot" Google search:

http://beam.to/spybotsd

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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:35 pm

cfitz wrote:Dodecahedron, you are getting lazy! :wink: :D

guess you're right! :P
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:45 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
cfitz wrote:Dodecahedron, you are getting lazy! :wink: :D

guess you're right! :P

That's okay. You've looked up plenty enough links for others to deserve having someone look up one for you. 8) :D

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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:33 pm

Here's a good article on how to remove spyware and adware from your computer.
http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/spyware/4.shtml


Lavasoft's AD-Aware program is also very useful in removing spyware from your computer too.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html
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Postby mikeg on Mon Feb 24, 2003 8:32 pm

I'll second the endorsement of popup stopper by add aware I have used it for for many months its fast easy and best of all FREE
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:15 pm

Here's an interesting thread over at Adrian's Rojak Pot on this sort of thing.

http://forums.rojakpot.com/viewtopic.php?t=488

We're starting to see the same thing as Adrian. While making money was never the focus of CDRLabs, having additional funding does help to pay the bills and allow us to do more things. Not to mention, it justifies me spending more of my time here.

What are your thoughts on this?
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Postby cfitz on Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:35 pm

I try to remember to disable my Proxomitron when reading CDRLabs, because I want to support the site, although I do sometimes forget. The ads here are usually pretty well targeted. Also, CDRLabs doesn't seem to have as many flash and popup ads as many other sites have. Those are my big beefs with advertising: flash and popup ads.

I don't like the flash because it requires running ActiveX controls, which I distrust from a security standpoint, and I get tired of clicking the "do you want to allow this ActiveX control to run?" and "this page won't display properly due to your security settings" warning messages. My dislike of popups, particularly the kind that won't go away with a single click, needs no explanation.

So, in the absence of flash and popup ads, I do try to support the site by letting the ads display and encourage others to do the same. I even click through an ad banner or two from time to time, either because there is something that is actually interesting or because I just want to add few "millicents" to the coffers.

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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 26, 2003 2:52 pm

lol.. millicents
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Postby Matt on Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:43 am

If your router supports a DENY table you can add the ip address or range depending if it supports CIDR or not to the deny table and reject all outbound connections to that range.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Mar 23, 2003 7:21 pm

If you want some really annoying pop ups, go to http://www.turkeyscore.com and click the dont click button, then click the link that says "dont click seriously" I guess i just had to make up for my lack of pop ups somwhere. hehe...click it even though it says dont click...I dare you
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:33 pm

i don't really mind the popups, nor those sliding ones either, and i don't block them.
but what does annoy me is that when i go to the forums main index page, even before i log in i get the popup, and then i can't get the username/password memory feature of IE to retrieve the username/password.
usually i double-click on the username box and i get the username/password filled in automatically. however if i've had a popup it doesn't work, and i have to either type them manually or reload the page.

can this be fixed?
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Postby Matt on Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:38 pm

Man you guys are terrible:) ... this topic "ended" in februrary, it was dug up a month later in march, then two months later this month.. what's the deal?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:14 pm

no sweat i can open a new topic about my problem with the popups, what's the diff ?

there, Matt, just for you: :D :wink:

Problem: Popups/Sliders interfere with IE AutoComplete
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Postby Matt on Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:18 pm

It's not really about the topic, but the flow of the board that is disrupted when "dormant" topics are brought back to life after a long period of time.
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