- Oct 10, 2016
I don't understand what do you exactly want to achieve with Redirected hostsSpecifically, I am trying to add the ad services sites used on SlickDeals. Here is a paste of my backup JSON that I try to restore. I see that you can only have them in Allowed or Redirected. I have tried both methods, but I still get the error when browsing.
Specifically, in the case of tkqlhce.com, I see that it is part of the Blocked list. Can I remove it somehow?
Is there something else that I need to do?
As far as your host sources, can you share those? Or are there other sources I should use instead of the stock options?
I don't use them but AFAIK, redirected hosts must have the IP address defined, where are they redirected to
Indeed, try to manually add an Redirected host (open the top-right Redirected box, press +). You wiil have the pop-up as on the screenshots - you can not press Add until you provide the redirected address.
And then, when exported to json, it will look like:
Here I used their original addresses (obtained by dnslookup), maybe you want to redirect them to somewhere else
In the json you are trying to restore from, all hosts in the "redirected" list are missing their "redirect" address
Btw, such json can be restored from (Restored successfully), but I remember there were also some bugs in the past that restoring did not correctly looked for the syntax and made it possible to import some wrong combinations.
Again, not using Redirected and not familiar with
My json zipped and attached. Take a look, instead of manually listing one by one Allowed hosts, I added them into the local file myAllowedList.txt and then I added that local file as a hosts source. Similarly I have also myBlockedList.txt file.
You cannot import that from my json because their Content type URLs are local to my filesystem - you have to create your local files and import them by switching to FILE type - see the last screenshot
I know there is a field for IPv4 and IPv6 Redirection addresses in Preferences but I'm not sure does it apply to those hosts you enter manually (or through the json) - because, when you want to enter them manually, it doesn't let you press Add until you provide the redirected address.
And then it shows differently in the Redirected box (host plus redirection address) than when you restore from your json (showing only the host).
After all, when I backup how I added manually, I also have redirected addresses in the created json