Adblock Plus and (a little) more

EasyList downloads moved to MozDev · 2008-10-29 14:01 by Wladimir Palant

EasyList has been doing great lately, its user base is constantly growing. The downside of this — tens of millions of download requests arriving at easylist.adblockplus.org each month, amounting to hundreds of gigabytes in traffic. And while the server can easily handle these requests, the bandwidth use of my account is dangerously approaching the limit. Yes, a merely 8 kB small file can do that to you if downloaded sufficiently often.

The kind guys at MozDev offered to help me out with the bandwidth issues. So now all downloads from easylist.adblockplus.org will redirect to MozDev. That doesn’t mean that you have to go into Adblock Plus preferences and change the download location — nothing changes for the users of the subscription, and in case of problems I can remove the redirect at any time.

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  1. cc · 2008-11-06 21:13 · #

    I been looking for a place to ask a question about the subscription list since I failed to see it in the FAQ section.

    How do we users submit a URL of ads that should be removed. I use Adblock Plus, and I have stumbled upon a site that still shows me annoying ads. While I can filter it myself, I was wondering how do I submit that url to be added to the easy list?

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    EasyList has a homepage: http://easylist.adblockplus.org/
    There you also have a link to the EasyList forum where you can submit your suggestions: http://forums.lanik.us/

    The FAQ don’t mention this because EasyList (and all other filter lists) is an independent project. But you have all the relevant links on http://adblockplus.org/en/subscriptions

  2. Robbie Geroenewoudt · 2008-12-16 13:29 · #

    GZIP’ing the list will help a lot

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Who said it isn’t gzip’ed? For MozDev the lists are now even statically compressed and p7zip is used to compress better than gzip. Still, MozDev statistics show more than 200 GB of downloads per month for the adblockplus project, and that’s netto.

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