So, I read this article about sites using my CPU for crypto-mining and I want to block access to elthamely[dot]com and hatevery[dot]info. But how?
There seem to be three competing options to block a domain.
- I can create two outbound firewall rules, one for each domain (Advanced -> Access Rules)
- I can use Local DNS records with an IP address of 127.0.0.1 (Network -> Network settings -> DNS Proxy Settings)
- I can use the Customized Domains feature of Web Blocking (Advanced tab -> Content Blocking)
What are the pros and cons of each approach?
One advantage of a firewall rule is that the blocking can be logged.
If web blocking only applies to HTTP/HTTPS then I do not want to use it as I’d like to block these domains (and others) entirely, not just when referenced from websites.