Author Topic: pgl.yoyo.org Ad Server Block List  (Read 15969 times)

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March 23, 2008, 09:12:35 pm
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JohnC

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http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=hosts;showintro=0

We're listed. I tried to contact the guy months ago to get the site removed from that hosts list, since we have never been running adverts. I have no idea why we are listed there, and he has not removed us. Now a couple of other sites which have copied his list, also have us listed.

From the inclusion policy page: http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/policy.php

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Types of servers that will be listed: 
ad servers - servers dedicated to serving up ads (these make up the majority of entries)
malware servers - servers contacted by viruses, spyware, or other nasty things that routinely attack your computer
tracking servers - any server that is dedicated to recording user's actions
spam servers - occassionally I'll add a server that is causing a huge amount of spam, but very rarely

We don't fit into any of those categories.

I don't get it :P

March 23, 2008, 09:48:00 pm
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sowhat-x

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Per statement,from his site:
"I don't apologise for being lazy about this site,but I do appreciate people's contributions;
and I can understand people who get annoyed if I don't respond in a reasonable amount of time."

...yeah,really?If so,then I guess he will also understand,
that I also won't apologize for doing my best,for blacklisting his site as well...  >:(

No hard feelings - in very simple terms:
to properly maintain/update and provide such a list is a very BIG responsibility,
and obviously false positives are expected to happen more or less.
Everything here is MANUALLY verified one-by-one,and this is done for a reason...
But not replying back,either because of...laziness,boredom,lack of time,
misconfigured mail server/whatever...is certainly NOT an excuse for not fixing them....
If he/she doesn't have the time/will to act in this way,
then he should NOT make his personal list available in public.

March 23, 2008, 10:05:09 pm
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sowhat-x

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Hmm...that's really awesome work there,what can I say,doh...
did you noticed that DNS-BH malwaredomains.com is also blacklisted in his list?  :o

July 13, 2008, 12:26:19 am
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Kayrac

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It's cause you guys host malware most probably

while you don't automatically attack, some user may get clicky, and get themselves infected

and ofcourse they say they came here and copied/pasted a link

while theres no auto-clicking, and it says right at the top, they'll still probably just keep you blocked from complaints, sad but true

July 13, 2008, 02:08:16 am
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sowhat-x

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It's cause you guys host malware most probably
It's only because the author is too "lazy" (per his own words),to properly maintain a hosts file.
Now are we supposed to take this seriously?
Lmao,malwaredomains.com also didn't escape him,what more to say therefore...
under the same context,castlecops should also be blocked,offensivecomputing etc.
Maintaining a proper hosts file is certainly not an easy task to carry on:
if someone feels lazy doing so,he/she should not do it in the first place...
This is how a properly maintained host file looks like:
http://hosts-file.net/

July 13, 2008, 10:47:37 am
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Kayrac

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and there lies the problem of the internet, anyone can do anything, without any real reprocussions

which is kind of why this very website exists ;)