Diversion Diversion Regexp

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xendi

Occasional Visitor
Hi all. Maybe this has already been discussed and need not be relitigated but why use host file format? Why not regexp? regexp > hosts file format, sort of obviously?
 

SomeWhereOverTheRainBow

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Hi all. Maybe this has already been discussed and need not be relitigated but why use host file format? Why not regexp? regexp > hosts file format, sort of obviously?
First off, while regexp is ooookay-- it does have the power to block too much. I know they can be used to reduce the size of how much is listed to be block. Fortunately, nothing works better with dnsmasq like exact domains. You would need a specially coded interpreter like Pihole uses to run regex. Diversion lacks this complex blocking. Diversion relies strictly on exact domains blocking, and limited wildcard domain blacklisting.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
Hi all. Maybe this has already been discussed and need not be relitigated but why use host file format? Why not regexp? regexp > hosts file format, sort of obviously?
If it could be done I would have built in regexp a long time ago. Dnsmasq just does not support it. That's why.
 

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