Blockade Server - This may be turned off of on in Settings

The Blockade Server controls the use of the Blocklists.  When the Blockade Server is "OFF", the Blockade Server is no longer using the Blocklist and all of the domains that would normally be blocked are allowed through.  This function allows you to stop blocking immediately without having to shut down the service, or lose the caching benefits. 


Block Server - This may be turned on or off in Settings

The Block Server tracks all of the blocked webpages and images visited in the Request History. The Block Server is responsible for serving up the little   icon or the blank spaces you see in place of blocked ads and blocked websites. The Block Server also parses out and tracks the pages and images into the number and types of pages and images seen (HTML,CSS,JS,GIF,PNG,JPG,ICO,SWF,UNKNOWN). 


Cache Server - This may be turned on or off in Settings

When the Cache server is turned on Blockade is caching all relayed DNS queries and their answers so the next time they are requested they will return in a fraction of the time as when first requested. 

The Cache Server tracks all of the caching attempts made through history and every successful cache and every miss generated. Blockade Cache Server also shows all of the domains that are currently held within the cache, as well as the ones that have recently been expired, and the expiration history. How long a specific domain remains in a cached state depends on the volatility of that particular domain. Domains that change more frequently have shorter caching time then more static domains. Example: youtube .com may stay in cache for 21,301 seconds (www.youtube.com. 21301 IN CNAME), while go.microsoft.com may only stay in cache for 3,418 seconds (go.microsoft.com. 3418 IN CNAME).


Modified almost 4 years ago

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