[Gllug] ad blocking

Murray gllug at minty.org
Sun Feb 22 22:18:14 UTC 2004

Any advice on some good ad-blocking software for a web proxy server?
Ideally something that plugs neatly into apache.

I'm using mod_proxy under apache 2, and thus far ProxyBlock doesn't seem at
all bad.  But it only captures hostnames.  In theory Rewrite rules ought to
be perfect, but I can't seem to make them work for the proxy requests,
rather than "local" ones.  I'm also not at all sure how well ProxyBlock
scales up with 100/1000's of blocks.

I'm using mod_proxy as I want to hook in and monkey with stuff a little more
than just a plain proxy, and the apache framework is perfect.

I'm taking the view here that it's much cheaper/better to waste a few cpu
cycles and get all the well viewed/tested/documented wealth that comes with
Apache, rather than branch and start hacking on something like Squid.   Just
wondering if anyone had any stats on mod_proxy vs Squid before I go try and
do it myself?  My gut instinct is that mod_proxy shouldn't be a million
miles off...

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