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Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
I am interested in what you are changing in this file, a description would be much apprieated so I can learn something.
1. Shortcuts, like localhost.
2. Ad blocking. For example, redirect all request to ads.advertiser.com to 127.0.0.1, and web ads from that advertiser will disappear. (You can find lists of popular advertisers' servers, like Doubleclick's, on Google)
3. Filtering. Suppose your roommate shares your iMac. Suppose he likes porn. Suppose you don't want him browsing porn on your computer. Redirect all requests to www.hisfavoritepornosite.com to 127.0.0.1