October 25, 2011

Ad-blocking your iPad

Posted in Software at 01:01 by graham

Monitoring iPad network traffic, and blocking advert download.

An article on monitoring iPhone traffic by Craig Dunn got me wondering what the iPad is sending over the wire. That led me to blocking many of the adverts apps show. Here’s how.

1. Setup a proxy (squid on ubuntu)

First you need to setup a proxy, and send all your iPad’s network traffic through that. On Ubuntu squid is easy to setup: sudo apt-get install squid

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