What are some of the more creative uses of the Hosts File?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/linuxadmin

Our great sponsors
  • WorkOS - The modern API for authentication & user identity.
  • InfluxDB - Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale
  • Onboard AI - ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo.
  • hosts

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

    Great resource @ https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

  • Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

    I do the home network version of that, by running a Pi-hole server and using that as my home DNS. Same idea though- sinking bad domains.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

Suggest a related project

Related posts