Avoiding iTXT sponsered links (was: Re: [thelist] RE: link spam a new spam)

Michael Pemberton evolt at mpember.net.au
Sat Nov 20 21:18:53 CST 2004

I have spent the last year building up my list of banned urls in my 
firewall config.  To this end, I have been able to remove most of the 
annoying JS-based systems that hijack the content of a page.

FWIW, this has been great.  I just block anything from 
itxt.vibrantmedia.com and the page works perfectly.  Because I was able 
to get my firewall to send back an empty page rather than denying 
access, the browser simply gets an empty JS script that it ignores. 
This avoid the problems that sometimes happens when you block access to 
a certain part of a apge and the page than fails because of that 

Hopefully this inspires others to avoid this practise and claim back 
their browsing experience.

/me steps down of soapbox

Michael Pemberton
evolt at mpember.net.au

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