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Maza ad blocking

Simple and efficient local ad blocking throughout the network.

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  • You don't have to install any browser extensions or applications, you just use the tools of your operating system.
  • You update the list of DNS to be blocked with a single stroke.
  • Opensource.
  • Just bash.


📡 Update database

maza update 

🔨 Start

sudo maza start 

🛠 Stop

maza stop 

⚖️ Status

maza status 

⚙️ Install

👀 Requirements

  • bash 4.0 or higher
  • curl

Then you do this.

curl -o maza
chmod +x maza
sudo mv maza /usr/local/bin


Unfortunately the hosts file does not support sub-domains (wildcards), which is necessary to correctly filter all DNS. You will need to install locally a server for that purpose, Maza supports the Dnsmasq format. Here's an example for OSX.

1 Install

brew install dnsmasq

2 Configure

Edit the file.


Add the following lines.

conf-file=(your user path)/.maza/dnsmasq.conf


sudo brew services stop dnsmasq
sudo brew services start dnsmasq

3 Tell your OS to use your DNS server

Delete the list of OSX DNS servers and add the 3 addresses. The first one will be your local server, and the other 2 belong to OpenDNS, which you can use any other.

Refresh your DNS cache

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Extra: dnsmasq is in charge of solving all DNS

Add in confiigure file: /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf


Extra: dnsmasq have test domains

If you want all your .localhost domains, for example, point to localhost add in confiigure file: /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf



  • Only compatible with Linux and OSX operating systems.
  • Remember to make a backup copy of /etc/hosts in case of unforeseen circumstances, neither the project nor its author will be responsible for any possible repercussions derived from not carrying out this action.
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