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  • What you will need

  • floppyfw-3.0.15 or any 3.0.xx stable release (recommended).
  • Useable on all floppyfw media» floppy compact flash cdr-rw
  • hosts_b.ffw 78.4KB package•md5sum: 37364009A3A2554A270FEE79087AF6BA
  • hosts_b.bz2 81.5KB package•md5sum: 1AB6B03AFB94807EF343C81E6677D0A2
  • 23-Nov-2011 = hosts file release date.
    14,580 = number of hosts in this release (to nearest 10).
  • Install / Remove Procedure

  • Install: Copy the hosts package to your floppyfw /packages directory and reboot.
  • Remove: Delete the hosts package from your floppyfw /packages directory and reboot.
  • Info / Resources

  • To view the uncompressed, unpackaged, fully commented source version of this hosts file and information about its use and content, please visit the originating site:
  • http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm for the hosts_b.* packages. The floppyfw packaged versions of this hosts file are modified for unix line termination, and removal of comments to reduce package size. The original hosts file may be viewed (including all comments) using this hosts.txt link.

    These packages support hostson and hostsoff console commands for testing with the hosts blocking file active or disabled.
  • If this hosts file blocks sites that you wish to visit, it may be edited to remove the blocked host name. You will need a linux system to extract and repackage these files to do this.
  • For the hosts_b.bz2 packages: Create a directory /bz2hosts (mkdir bz2hosts from root). Place hosts_b.bz2 on /bz2hosts. To extract the hosts_b.bz2 file, type these commands:
  • cd /bz2hosts
    tar -jxf hosts_b.bz2
  • There will now be a /bz2hosts/etc directory with the extracted files on the etc subdirectory. You may edit the /bz2hosts/etc/hosts_b file with wordpad or ultraedit or (in Linux gedit or vi) and comment out or add host files as desired using the same format as is in the existing hosts_b file. When you are through making your changes, save the file (using the same name and overwriting the original) and recompress using the following steps.
  • cd /bz2hosts
    tar -jcf hosts_b.bz2 etc
  • Your updated, custom hosts_b.bz2 package is ready to be put on the packages directory of your floppyfw boot disk/media and tested.
  • For the lzma compressed hosts_b.ffw packages: you will need the lzmacomp and lzmacat static executables for expanding and recompressing the .ffw packages. You may download them from http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw/download/Development/lzma/static. Save these files on your linux systems /bin directory. Create a directory /ffwhosts (mkdir ffwhosts from root). Copy hosts_b.ffw to /ffwhosts. To extract the hosts_b.ffw file, type these commands:
  • cd /ffwhosts
    lzmacat hosts_b.ffw | tar -xf -
    # please note the minus sign after the -xf
  • There will now be a /ffwhosts/etc directory with the extracted files on the etc subdirectory. You may edit the /ffwhosts/etc/hosts_b file with wordpad or ultraedit or (in Linux gedit or vi) and comment out or add host files as desired using the same format as is in the existing hosts_b file. When you are through making your changes, save the file (using the same name and overwriting the original) and recompress using the following steps.
  • cd /ffwhosts
    # puts you up one directory from /ffwhosts/etc
  • tar -cf hosts_b etc
    # Tars the hosts_b, post-hostsw.ini, hosts_0.sh and hosts_1.sh files on /ffwhosts/etc/
    # into a tarball named hosts_b on /ffwhosts
  • lzmacomp hosts_b > hosts_b.ffw
    # compresses the tarball back into the hosts_b.ffw package
  • Your updated, custom hosts_b.ffw package is ready to be put on the packages directory of your floppyfw boot disk/media and tested.
  • These hosts packages will be appended to your /etc/hosts file in memory. They will NOT modify your on-disk hosts file in any way and the resultant /etc/hosts file in memory will include all of your local, disk-based, hosts file entries.

Some useful references:
about hosts files
floppyfw
mvps.org


Updated: 19-Apr-2014