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Linux equivalent of Windows Hosts file

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In http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Lounge/Q_20676769.html, baldrick provided a nifty way to kill 98% of the ads and pop-ups you get online by remapping a long list of ad servers to 127.0.0.1 in your Hosts file in Windows.

Is there a comparable file in Linux?

Thanks.

-- b.r.t. (penguinista in training)
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 50 total points
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Yes: /etc/hosts - this is actually where Windows got the idea of a hosts file :-)
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Hi BarryTice,

/etc/hosts

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by:sunnycoder
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sorry khkremer ... didn't mean to dup you post ...

BarryTice, pls ignore my post
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Thanks, both. That's just what I needed.

-- b.r.t.
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by:pbhj
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Or use firefox (www.mozilla.org) with the "adblock" extension ... I'm finding this to be excellent. Not sure about the performance hits of either method. Keeping /etc/hosts up to date was always a hassle for me though.
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