External Blocklist allows you to manage your own blocklist.  This is done by adding 1 or more files to Blockade that contain a list of domains in which you would like to block.  These files are placed in the external folder.  They can have any name as long as the extension is .blk

WINDOWS:

On Windows, Blockade Server will looks for External Blocklist files in the following location:

%SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\Metiix\Blockade\data\external

So the full filepath of an External Blocklist file might look like this as an example:

C:\>ProgramData\Metiix\Blockade\data\external\source.blk

Linux:

On Linux, Blockade Server will looks for External Blocklist files in the following location:

/usr/local/var/blockade/external

So the full filepath of an External Blocklist file might look like this as an example:

/usr/local/var/blockade/external/source.blk


The contents of file files should only contain domains lists with each domain on a separate line.  Comments are allowed by prefixing the line with a '#'.

Here is an External Blocklist file example:

# External Blocklist
# Ads
ads.block.com
ads1.block.com
ads2.block.com
# Trackers
tracker.block.com
tracker1.block.com
tracker2.block.com

Once the contents of the file(s) have been modified, the Blockade service/process must be restarted for the new changes to take affect.

Note:  Blockade Server processes each domain only once.  This means that while there may be duplicate domains in any of the External Blocklist files, there will only be one within the External Blocklist that Blockade Server uses to match DNS queries against.



Modified over 3 years ago

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