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squid_redirect (adzapper)

squid_redirect uses a list of patterns to zap annoying ad banners from Web pages, inserting a placeholder image. It lives in a Web proxy and so requires no special browser facilities. It's readily customizable, small, fast, and easy to install. (In Debian/Ubuntu, this program is named "adzapper".)

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  •  16 Jul 2011 13:22

    Release Notes: Many patterns were updated since the last public release.

    •  01 Mar 2009 08:56

      Release Notes: A bunch of updates were made, including some overzap fixes.

      •  03 Feb 2006 07:39

        Release Notes: A security fix was made for pathological behavior for certain URLs. A new ad class was added for text-only ads, which are off by default.

        •  04 May 2005 07:09

          Release Notes: This release features a new "stand-alone" mode not needing a Squid or Apache proxy, which is helpful on very small boxes but not optimal if you have the resources for a squid. There is new Apache2 proxy mode support, a new "URL?NOZAP" handler to bypass the zapper by hand from the browser for a single URL, and the usual collection of pattern updates.

          •  26 Jul 2003 02:42

            Release Notes: This release adds rewrite rules, allowing things like getting the "printer friendly" version of a Web page; several news sites are set up for this, though that pattern class is off by default. There's also the usual large number of rule additions.

            Recent comments

            29 Jun 2003 19:01 cameron

            Re: Blocking Specific Websites
            Is it possible to block the zapping of
            ads on some selected websites without
            having squid bypass them?

            Certainly - see the Customisation Section of the web page.
            But please report these to me at cs@zip.com.au as well so that I can fix these misclassifications.

            What you do is: fetch the wrapzap script from the web page and set the $ZAP_PREMATCH variable to a list of site exceptions. Install as per directions.
            You want PASS lines like this:

            PASS http://www.somesite.com/**

            Cheers, - Cameron Simpson

            06 Feb 2003 03:14 Rukkh

            Blocking Specific Websites
            Is it possible to block the zapping of ads on some selected websites without having squid bypass them?

            The Invision board forum software has a smilie that is identified as an ad, and there are other sites where the ad's arn't too bad (Penny Arcade for example).

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