Hosts File – Still Relevant?

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

    My system network DNS is set to 1.1.1.2,1.0.0.2 (cloudflare Malware filtered DNS)

    I would like you thoughts on using a system hosts file (/etc/hosts) such as: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

    (Of course I append my existing hosts file to the head of the updated hosts file)

    What are the pro & cons?

    I mainly use firefox with DNS over HTTPS enabled; (My ISP sells my DNS data to G00gle) and use:

    https://security.cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query (cloudflare Malware filtered DNS) for my DNS lookups

    and 'network.trr.bootstrapAddress' set to: 1.1.1.2 as fallback, with 'network.trr.mode' set to '3' (only use DNS over HTTPS)

    As using DNS over HTTPS negates system hosts lookup, I use uBlock-Origin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

    And import a host file combo from: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts into 'Filter lists' of uBlock-Origin.

    Thoughts?

  • GitHub repo FilterLists

    :shield: The independent, comprehensive directory of filter and host lists for advertisements, trackers, malware, and annoyances.

    Comprehensive list at FilterLists : https://filterlists.com

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