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AB-Solution - The Ad Blocking Solution (v3.11)

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by thelonelycoder, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Welcome
    This is AB-Solution 3.11
    The Ad-Blocking Solution for Asuswrt-Merlin


    December 11 2017
    AB-Solution 3.11.1 is now available
    Use cu to update to this latest version.

    What's new in version 3.11.1
    Changed
    : pixelserv-tls check completely rewritten to not solely rely on wget.

    December 09 2017
    AB-Solution 3.11 is now available
    Use cu to update to this latest version.

    What's new in version 3.11
    New
    : Option " . Use additional hosts files" in b blocking file type.
    Option adds or removes these files to your existing blocking file type:
    hosts-file.net/emd.txt, exp.txt, hjk.txt and psh.txt.
    Exploit, hijack and phishing protection.
    This may require a Swap file, creation is easy now with swap.

    New: Skynet can now request to have the additional hosts files added ( in b, option )
    This helps to cut down on false positives in Skynet by including these in AB-Solution instead of Skynet.
    This request is shown at the next start of AB and instructions are displayed how to enable them.

    New: When processing the whitelist in el, Skynet is refreshed to read in the new shared-AB-whitelist

    New: Sub Menu option swap. Adds or removes a Swap file.
    New: Ab-Solution can now be started with verbose check output. Simply run ab-solution verbose (or ./ab-solution.sh verbose if Entware is not installed).
    amtm v0.2 automatically runs this verbose mode if it detects a fatal error beforehand.

    New: Updating the blocking file first updates the shared-AB-whitelist and refreshes Skynet. Then the download of the hosts files starts.
    Two Microsoft OneDrive domains are now auto-whitelisted: 1drv.ms and onedrive.live.com

    Changed: Where supported, downloads of hosts files run on the https protocol.
    Changed: Hosts file timeout is now set to 12 seconds, three tries.
    Changed: Removed pixelserv-tls switch -f (-f Stay in foreground. Do not daemonize the process).


    All install and update info, as well as other useful information is on the AB-Solution website.

    AB-Solution is free to use under the GNU General Public License, version 3.0 (GPL-3.0).
    If you like AB-Solution and find it useful, you can help it's further development with a donation.
    Thank you!

    Screenshots AB-Solution 3.11, main and sub menu. The '+' in shooter40sw indicates that additional hosts are selected in b:

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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  3. tomsk

    tomsk Senior Member

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    Happy Birthday AB
     
  4. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Thank you!
    I just noticed, http://someonewhocares.org/ appears to be down, does anybody else see an error?
     
  5. bayern1975

    bayern1975 Very Senior Member

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    great script for blocking ads....in first place for my tablets, smart tv and mobile phones....ads gone...and very easy and automate install....thank you...
     
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  6. tomsk

    tomsk Senior Member

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    Yup down for me too
    Code:
    getting hosts file 2, preprocessing file...
     http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/hosts
    
     download hosts file 2 failed, using backup file
     
  7. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Dan Pollocks's http://someonewhocares.org appears to be online again. Whew...
     
  8. Bartman

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    Nice shiny new web site :D looks great mate :)

    Thank you.:cool:
     
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  9. bayern1975

    bayern1975 Very Senior Member

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    is the AB-max best solution for install and use?
    Code:
    1 - Standard
    2 - Medium
    3 - shooter40sw
    4 - AdsBeGone!
    5 - Large
    6 - AB-Max
    7 - Custom file type
     
  10. dvohwinkel

    dvohwinkel Regular Contributor

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    time to update your sig :)
     
  11. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Look again, done a while ago...
     
  12. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    That is up to you, read carefully what it says. AB-Max blocks an awful lot of domains. Whitelisting is unavoidable and your router may come to it's limits.
    Read again before using it.
     
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  13. tomsk

    tomsk Senior Member

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    In fact i would say that using any of the block lists larger than shooter40sw means you will run into unexpected blocks while browsing after a short period of use....its important to understand how to whitelist effectively or you are going to have a frustrating time....AB-Max is insane!
     
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  14. HawkInOz

    HawkInOz Regular Contributor

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    Small issue noticed on the router stats email. Apostrophes are used instead of commas:

    47'012 domains are blocked (blocking_file, blacklist.txt)
    451'923 ads in total blocked
    51'839 ads this week, since last Saturday

    This actually isn't new to 3.6.5, as the same was true in 3.0. Perhaps it is by design?

    Thanks for the upgrade - will continue to poke around!
     
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  15. TheOldMan

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    Updated my rt-ac87u ab-solution from 3.0 to 3.6.5. Update went flawlessly with no problems. Thanks for your hard work, thelonelycoder and beta testers.
     
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  16. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Noted, thanks.
    This is the Swiss German way of separating them. So to me it looks correct. Small issue to fix.
     
  17. Bartman

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    Hi team, pixelserv slows down Origin (EA) from showing its contents by 5 mins, all the games and games library, with it off there is no problem all loads up straight away. Any idea how to whitelist in pixelserv?

    Many thanks
     
  18. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    In the whitelist, as usual. Never been different.
     
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  19. Bartman

    Bartman Occasional Visitor

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    ...Doh...silly me :p

    Thank you mate :)
     
  20. cybrnook

    cybrnook Senior Member

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    Yep :) Ziss Iz Zee Euro-peeun Vay. (And likely rest of the world :) ) LONG LIVE THE STANDARD SYSTEM!!!

    Maybe check TZ and set accordingly? What's one MORE check :)
     
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