[Dnsmasq-discuss] Noob question

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Mon Aug 30 11:15:58 UTC 2021

On 30.08.21 13:06, rrandom via Dnsmasq-discuss wrote:
>Hello.  In one of the dnsmasq filterlists I found that domains redirected
> to `#` like `address=/example.com/#`

this is in changelog for 2.80:

        Implement --address=/example.com/# as (more efficient) syntactic
        sugar for --address=/example.com/ and
        Returning null addresses is a useful technique for ad-blocking.
        Thanks to Peter Russell for the suggestion.

>But in man I read:
>>The  special  server  address '#' means, "use the standard servers", so
>> --server=/google.com/ --server=/www.google.com/# will send queries
>> for *.google.com to, except *www.google.com which will be
>> forwarded as usual.
>>will be forwarded as usual
>Do I properly understand that `address=/example.com/#` does literally
> nothing?  I want to block some websites but redirecting them to is
> hosts-way and not so lightweight solution.

--address is something than --server.
apparently the "#" has different meaning those two.

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