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Why is there a filter hosts maximum length?

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MOGRO asked on 23 May 2014, 02:14 PM
I've been using the hosts filter option extensively, to hide traffic from various sites (used for regular surfing).
It seems that the filter has a maximum length of 4096 characters - is that correct?

Shouldn't we be allowed to specify more than that?

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Eric Lawrence
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answered on 25 May 2014, 05:31 PM
Hi, Morten--

Thanks for the note. I can't think of any reason for such a limit unless there's some limit in the underlying XML format. If there isn't a reason for it, I'll clean this up in the next version.

For now, you may be able to circumvent the limit using careful wildcards (e.g. *.foo.com is two characters shorter than www.foo.com), etc. Otherwise, you could update Rules > Customize Rules > OnBeforeRequest to set the UI-HIDE flag on uninteresting sessions.

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Eric Lawrence
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