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  1.    #261

    I was just reading this thread and have a question -

    when blocking a site via the hosts file, why are we putting 0.0.0.0 in front of the URL instead of 127.0.0.1?

    Are they both doing the same job?

    I'm not doubting your choices, just curious because I want to learn the reasons why. :)
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    ip - What is the difference between 0.0.0.0, 127.0.0.1 and localhost? - Stack Overflow

    127.0.0.1 is normally the IP address assigned to the "loopback" or local-only interface. This is a "fake" network adapter that can only communicate within the same host. It's often used when you want a network-capable application to only serve clients on the same host. A process that is listening on 127.0.0.1 for connections will only receive local connections on that socket.

    "localhost" is normally the hostname for the 127.0.0.1 IP address. It's usually set in /etc/hosts (or the Windows equivalent named "hosts" somewhere under %WINDIR%). You can use it just like any other hostname - try "ping localhost" to see how it resolves to 127.0.0.1.

    0.0.0.0 has a couple of different meanings, but in this context, when a server is told to listen on 0.0.0.0 that means "listen on every available network interface". The loopback adapter with IP address 127.0.0.1 from the perspective of the server process looks just like any other network adapter on the machine, so a server told to listen on 0.0.0.0 will accept connections on that interface too.

    That hopefully answers the IP side of your question. I'm not familiar with Jekyll or Vagrant, but I'm guessing that your port forwarding 8080 => 4000 is somehow bound to a particular network adapter, so it isn't in the path when you connect locally to 127.0.0.1
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  3.    #263

    Thanks Cliff S!
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    You're welcome
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  5.    #265

    Hallo,

    what about uBlocker?
    Shouldn't uBlocker also protect against that?
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    Maki711 said: View Post
    Hallo,

    what about uBlocker?
    Shouldn't uBlocker also protect against that?
    Think it could use the same list. Won't protect you with default settings.
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       #267

    New list is out:

    # Last modified: 2019-03-25 17:40

    zerodot1.gitlab.io/CoinBlockerLists/hosts_browser
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    AndreTen said: View Post
    New list is out:

    # Last modified: 2019-03-25 17:40

    zerodot1.gitlab.io/CoinBlockerLists/hosts_browser
    Thanks, Andre.
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    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Thanks, Andre.
    You're welcome
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       #270

    Thank you Sir. Your efforts over there are much appreciated.
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