What are adaway host files?
Adaway app block ads using host files from various locations and combines them automatically. You can whitelist or blacklist additional webservers, or add a new hosts file altogether. There is an option to log DNS requests to help whitelisting or blacklisting. AdAway helps to white- and blacklist domains and IPs, If you want to see any ads on any website, all you need is to whitelist that website.
What is hosts?
It is system file that maps hostnames
to IP addresses
. It is a plain text file. hostnames
is also called as domain names. The hosts file is one of several system facilities that assists in addressing network nodes in a computer network.
When an app request an ad from example.com it was redirect to 0.0.0.0 or localhost with the help of adaway app. So host file find those domains or hosts with ads and redirect them to localhost. That's all.
Official Adaway Host files
||Special hosts file for AdAway containing mobile ad provider
||CC Attribution 3.0
||Allowed AdAway project to use it as default
||Yoyos Hosts file
||MCRAE GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (version 4.r53)