Re: Blatent commercialism (Banner ads)

From: Tom Minchin <>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 16:13:45 +1000 (EST)

Yeah, you can do this with a simple redirector script, but ethically
you'd want to think of a better reason for doing so - eg bandwidth

Browsing through the mail archives (or in the contrib directory of
Squid) should net you a couple of decent scripts - some of them
even aimed to nail banners.

Jacob Suter said:
> Ok, I've got an itch to do something... Banner based ISP. Geocities of
> the ISPdom. Here in east Texas everyone wants Internet for $8.95 a
> month (them: "but in Houston is $8.95" - me: "move to
> Houston")... No way here in GTE-land that I can do that. So what my
> idea was is banner spamming^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hadvertising on each page.
> Idea:
> Add an <IMG SRC="blahblahblah/cgi-bin/rotating-ad-bot-annoyance.cgi"> to
> each HTTP and FTP page.
> Problem:
> Doesn't look like squid even looks at the html it passes. I thought
> about frames but thats too easy to hack around.
> Solution:
> absolutly no clue. :)
> anyone else thought about this? Was any coding done? Anyone else
> interested?
> Thanks
> Jacob Suter
> Intrastellar Internet Service
Received on Sat Apr 04 1998 - 22:16:53 MST

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