hosts VS opensnitch

Compare hosts vs opensnitch and see what are their differences.


🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories. (by StevenBlack)


OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall (by evilsocket)
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hosts opensnitch
131 70
19,704 6,784
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9.4 9.0
6 days ago 3 days ago
Python Python
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of hosts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of opensnitch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-03.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hosts and opensnitch you can also consider the following projects:

portmaster - 🏔 Love Freedom - ❌ Block Mass Surveillance

blitz-app-adblock - Simple and quick patcher that blocks ads/trackers on the desktop application.

flathub - Pull requests for new applications to be added

hosts-blocklists - Automatically updated, moderated and optimized lists for blocking ads, trackers, malware and other garbage

block - Let's make an annoyance free, better open internet, altogether!

rustsec - Audit Cargo.lock files for dependencies with security vulnerabilities

hosts - Hostfile blocklist for ads and tracking, updated regularly

AdGuardHome - Network-wide ads & trackers blocking DNS server

uBlock - uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

my-pihole-blocklists - Create custom pi-hole blocklists

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

audacity - Audio Editor