I blocked several domains in my /etc/hosts file a few days ago. So far the only difference with my daily browsing I have noticed is that captchas fail to show up.

I've been getting around that by using for pages that require me to use captchas.

@eludom Btw I just tried to use /etc/hosts.deny; apparently it is only for blocking inbound connections. It wont block connections you try to make to the service.


@robby yeah, /etc/hosts.deny is old school proto firewall based originally on inetd. Not sure if it even works in the deadly embrace of systemd.

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