[Nottingham] How ISP shenanigans hampers your browsing experience.

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Jan 7 12:19:00 UTC 2015

On 07/01/15 09:53, Jason Irwin wrote:
> On 07/01/15 09:29, Mike Cardwell wrote:
>> Heck, most sites seem to have no problem with pulling in 50 images
>> for a single page load, and content from 15 different domains to get social
>> buttons and tracking scripts added to their sites, with no thought to the
>> dismal performance that will lead to. 
> This does my head in as the browser draws about 25% of the page then has
> to sit and wait as MyFaceDiscqussBookTwit takes its sweet time to load
> an image. And script. And... Luckily my router consigns a lot of that to
> the bin, so I only really notice it off-site.

I find the worst culprits to be embedded 3rd-party adverts that wander
off to some overloaded advertiser's consortium server that takes forever
to return whatever waste of bytes. Worse still, many web pages seem to
be deliberately designed to load up all the frilly crap first and then
block until all the extraneous stuff is in place to only then finally
load the useful content.

A DNS blacklist redirecting to or to a network REJECT quickly
clears those! ;-)

Reminder... Must update this old personally used list:

Howto Abuse DNS to Blacklist/Block Sites


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