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AB-Solution - The Ad Blocking Solution (v3.9.1)

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 3.9 [3.9.1]
    The best Ad Blocking Solution for Asuswrt-Merlin


    September 04 2017
    The addon log-stats.add v3.9.1 is now available.

    This fixes a bug where the current stats does not include the email config file when router stats to email is not enabled.

    Use cu to update to this latest version.

    August 09 2017

    AB-Solution 3.9.1 is now available, use cu to update.
    ab-solution.sh, functions.add and pixelserv-tls.add

    Support added for access restrictions in 380.66 and later, set in:
    Administration > System / Allow only specified IP address.
    This allows AB-Solution to do the pixelserv-tls tests during installation and start-up.
    The LTS fork by @john9527 is not affected by these Asus changes.

    This change auto-adds the necessary access restriction rule when installing pixelserv-tls when Access restriction is enabled.

    August 04 2017

    update-hosts.add v3.9.1.
    I have removed the legacy code in update-hosts.add for scripts not supporting the new shared-*-whitelist.
    This also means any user using the now obsolete code from the former member @swetoast will no longer have it's domains whitelisted.
    This is a version change, use cu to update. This also triggers the brand new update notification if you have it enabled. It will notify you when it runs next time.

    July 22 2017

    AB-Solution 3.9 is now available, use cu to update.
    This version introduces new features and functions.

    What's new in version 3.9
    - bu new main menu option. Sends a backup of selected files by email. File selection includes a custom option
    - un new main menu option. Sends an email when AB-Solution updates are available. By default disabled
    - rc now includes checks for common other scripts in use (ipset, firewall)
    - cu now shows changelog when new version(s) are available
    - changed all cron job names to be in the format AB_JobName
    - custom files are now moved to the /adblocking/custom_files/ folder with all user customizable files such as the custom_hosts_list.txt
    - ec reintroduced sub menu option: Edit the email config file. This option is also available in the rs function
    - emails now support a "friendly router name", set a unique router name in ec
    - el now has a sort and verify function for the white and blacklist
    - updating the blocking file now removes lines with non standard alphanumeric characters and lines with IP to IP mapping (127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0)

    - AB-Solution now writes the /jffs/shared-AB-whitelist for other scripts to use.
    This list is updated weekly with the blocking file update and whenever the whitelist is edited.
    This file includes the whitelist.txt and other domains required for AB to work.
    In return, AB-Solution uses every other /jffs/shared-*-whitelist it finds and whitelists these domains. See for more in this discussion.

    - sf now also shows all shared-*-whitelists and all files in the custom_files folder
    - all email messages now have unified FROM and SUBJECT lines and attached files have the same name format
    - when ps install fails, options are now presented how to continue
    - the pixelserv-tls start script now includes a wait function for when the ps IP address is not yet available

    - AB-Solution User Interface startup is now faster
    - bugfixes and improvements

    Use cu to update to this latest version.

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

    The AB-Solution 3.8 Manual is online.
    Please use it to make yourself familiar with what AB-Solution can do for you.
    Thanks for using AB-Solution, I'm proud to be of service to such a great community.

    I want to say my thanks to all contributors. In whichever form you did.

    I'd like to give special thanks to the v3.9 beta team:
    @elorimer, @iManuB, @steelskinz, @visortgw

    Screenshots AB-Solution 3.9, main and sub menu:

    [​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
     
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  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

    Bartman Occasional Visitor

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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

    TheOldMan Regular Contributor

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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

    Bartman Occasional Visitor

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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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