Nice to see the new download system is working well
It seems to have overcome "the problem" I had of having to completely 'burn' (delete) posts for download for these FIRST, recreate NEW posts for them, and THEN, finally, re-upload ANY updates to them:http://ashentech.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=2http://ashentech.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1Where I had to FIRST completely remove the URL's (because when I uploaded a file to them, apparently since the files were write-protected, but, also .RAR protected archive files, it would NOT replace the file I was overwriting w/ a new version)...HOWEVER? Yes, now, this new upload system, does!(Good stuff... better than former one on that note alone)APKP.S.=> Now, I can see how many people have downloaded & tried this HOSTS file, where I couldn't before, over time... I.E.=> That was because before, in the older upload/update system, I had to keep deleting the fomer ones ENTIRE POST, just to make a new uploaded version of this HOSTS file with the same name for the .rar file, take...(Since the .rar files were NOT overwriting the older model I was uploading a newer one over)BUT, before, it would not... & now? Apparently, new ones are overwriting the old .RAR files, as they ought to, on updates... apk
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/gamesite/9-1_vista32-64_sb_74235.exeneed to unblock that url, its used as shown for ATI/AMD drivers, would also unblock anything simlar since mostlikely there are more then one server used for drivers by amd/ati
Many akamai.net domain servers in hosts files are also banner ad servers. You might want to consider that Ashen and you also apk. I would suggest removing akamai.net entries as you wish in your own personal hosts files as you want to, individually, but do not remove each akamai.net entry in the hosts files you put here apk, because of this. You can even look inside this hosts files that apk puts here and see that this is the case on akamai.net.
would love to know why that was in there.......
well, if you cant download drivers from ati due to a hosts file that means alot of people here
infact alot of people will just go back to files like the biss(bluetak) hosts file since it blocks most adds
and dosnt cause you to constantly have to remove stuff to beable to view pages or download drivers for your videocard/cpu/chipset/exct.
personaly would rather see the rare add then have to edit a hosts file over and over to download drivers.
GOOD catch, Mckennak... & GOOD reasoning.
It should also be pointed out that yes, akami is used to host adbanners, but this is the OFFICIAL AMD site he is downloading from, why should he have to find an alternative?
(OR, users can do my OTHER suggestion, conversely: Just edit out the single entry you note for ATI in akamai.net, from their HOSTS files' interior...)
AMD is not going to link to any malicious sites, they'd be torn apart if they did.
hate to tell you this APK but there are not alwase alternate sites, try and find the southbrige drivers on one of your sites(the drivers i linked) they arent there, the video drivers sometimes show up on alt sites but not alwase
and APK, when you make something more of a hassle to use then bennifit it provides for the avg user, they just wont use it, somebody with your experiance should know that.........
First, let me just say I think it's a great thing you are doing for the community, APK
I quit using your hosts file a few weeks back because it's a hassle.
The day you stop using that source, is the day I resume using your hosts file.