Closed down the hosts.txt file service which looked up popular sites IP addresses and wrote standard hosts.txt file from it. List was also automatically updated so that if IP addresses changed, list was brought up to date. It was just a small test project to see how IPv6, Python and uWSGI, Apache 2 worked out with Bottle.py. Well, it worked, and worked reliably, but I don't have interest to maintain that test project any further so I closed it down.-- Dump --
Here's the project description page dump for later storage even if the service isn't running anymore.
Sometimes you'll need a custom hosts file, when using DNS isn't an option*
Pre-compiled IP / DNS mapping list in hosts file format, which you can filter for your own needs
In some cases DNS usage has been seriously limited, due to censorship or on purpose
Maintaining these lists by your self manually is usually very annoying
Crowdsourcing to users greatly simplifies getting the required names listed
Circumvent any DNS based censorship
DNS round robin doesn't work
DNS based local routing to nearest data center doesn't work
Grouping by service and option to get customized lists which include / do not include selected services
User preference storage
Private hosts entries, without existing DNS records (the traditional use for hosts file)
Private group lists, remeber which services you have selected
Blocking option on user level, set selected services / groups to localhost (127.0.0.1) to block access
Public blocking list for bad sites
Looking for something else? Free free to contact me by email: dns-hosts (meow) sami-lehtinen.net
Great user interface for managing your private hosts entries
Another reason is that in some cases, it's just easiest to block DNS completely on firewall level. And then distribute hosts files to computers, which allow access to listed sites. This is where the customized lists come into play. You can either use those to allow access to listed sites, and block DNS completely. Or as reverse, use DNS as usual and use lists as blacklist to block / ban access to selected sites.
(C) Sami Lehtinen 2014
Disclaimer: List is provided as it is. List is updated using public DNS records and therefore I can't be held liable in case of invalid or malicious data being in the list, potentially allowing phishing or MITM attacks.
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