Questions About Setting Up Hosts File

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  • Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

    You are much better off installing Pi-Hole for that sort of blocking instead of just using the /etc/hosts file.

  • hosts

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

    One more thing to note is, that the hosts file will be bypassed when you use DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in your browser! See: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts/issues/968

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    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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