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Old 03-28-06, 08:27 PM   #1
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How do I block sites?

I want to block a site from my computer so my sister wont go to it and take 2 hours on it lol. Aren't I nice
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Old 03-28-06, 08:34 PM   #2
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Add the website to your hosts file.

c:\<windir>\system32\drivers\etc

Any file you map to 127.0.0.1 will loop back to your computer and since you aren't hosting the site, it will come up blank.

Play your evil prank, bro!!
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Old 03-28-06, 08:35 PM   #3
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Browsers typically have a setion where you can add a site to a "blocklist". Play around in settings, it is probably under preferences, tools, or edit
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Old 03-28-06, 08:36 PM   #4
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If you are running through a router, it can be done on the router's domain.
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Old 03-28-06, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have no idea where to start.
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Old 03-28-06, 08:43 PM   #6
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I want to block a site from my computer so my sister wont go to it and take 2 hours on it lol. Aren't I nice
there's a simple solution that doesnt involve using a computer.... Closed Fist -> Sister
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Old 03-28-06, 08:43 PM   #7
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1. Tell her not to go to the site on your computer.

2. Keep an eye on your history and when she does, cut off her right index finger.

3. Tell her next time she'll lose the whole hand.


You gotta be rough, somtimes.
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Add the website to your hosts file.

c:\<windir>\system32\drivers\etc

Any file you map to 127.0.0.1 will loop back to your computer and since you aren't hosting the site, it will come up blank.

Play your evil prank, bro!!

How do you map a file to the loop back address? In English?
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Old 03-28-06, 08:57 PM   #9
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Pizza, Pup..lol wtf...yeah Ill beat up my sister.
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Old 03-28-06, 11:02 PM   #10
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The hosts file is the best way to do it. It's also a great April Fool's joke if you can get into a coworker's machine. Esp if there is a web-based program that they use to do their job. Make it point to a non-existant website (makes it look like the system is down) or make it point to another website (like a Google Image search for 'April Fools!')
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I found the file ect, but I dont know how to put the site in there..
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Old 03-28-06, 11:46 PM   #12
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Add the website to your hosts file.

c:\<windir>\system32\drivers\etc

Any file you map to 127.0.0.1 will loop back to your computer and since you aren't hosting the site, it will come up blank.

Play your evil prank, bro!!

that is clever...but you can also just block it in your browers privacy settings, or make it password protected.
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Old 03-29-06, 12:13 AM   #13
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How do you map a file to the loop back address? In English?
This is the old school way of blocking spam sites so their ads don't show up on your website. You can find HUGE host file lists online. Mine is 32K now.

In English:

1. Find the file: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

It's just a text file.

2. Open it up in notepad or any TEXT editor (e.g. Not MS Word, Wordpad, etc...).

3. Add lines to sites you want to block like this:

Example Blocked Websites
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127.0.0.1       thisbanner.com 
127.0.0.1       thisislondon.co.uk 
127.0.0.1       thruport.com 
127.0.0.1       tier1network.com 
127.0.0.1       tietokone.fi
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Old 03-29-06, 01:36 AM   #14
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So KingT you let us in on 32k of sites that need blocking??
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Hey KT, I tried, I opened it up in notepad and went
127.0.0.1(press TAB button)(insert website name here)
and it doesn't work
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I did it too and it didnt work
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Old 03-29-06, 06:56 AM   #17
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Hey KT, I tried, I opened it up in notepad and went
127.0.0.1(press TAB button)(insert website name here)
and it doesn't work
If there was already a 127.0.0.1 there, there should have been "something" beside it to right.

Make sure you add new lines with "127.0.0.1 <tab> website name".

Also, make sure you close and reopen browser after you do this.
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Old 03-29-06, 07:00 AM   #18
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So KingT you let us in on 32k of sites that need blocking??
I got it from http://www.cdfreaks.com/ but I sure as heck can't find it now. There is a comment that states that's where I got it from.

If people are really interested, I could post it.
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Be careful EJ, your sister might find a way to block Bikeforums. She's probably just as mad at you for spending so much time on here.
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Make sure your hosts file isn't set to read-only. Right-click, then Properties...uncheck the Read-Only box. You can set it back once you add the site, if you want.
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bumping this.... anyone else have any ideas?

i haven't been successful at blocking sites. the host file thing doesn't work and putting the website in IE's "restricted sites" with everything set to 'disable' still doesn't work. I know that firefox has external programs that you can download, but i don't want to get into all that if i don't have to.

This seems like it would be simple thing.
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I don't know why you are having problems with hosts file....it works like a champ. The hosts file trick goes all the way back to the origin of browsers. How did you add it? Can you post the contents of your hosts file?

Make sure you use a text editor so it saves it back as a plain text file (e.g. don't use MS word or something like that).
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Old 02-22-07, 11:01 AM   #23
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sure, here is what i got (after all the comments):



127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 bikeforums.net


There is a <tab> in between. Do i need the http:// in front? I tried that, though, and it didn't work either.
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Nope...that should work fine. You "may" need to put the "www" on front ( e.g. 127.0.0.1 www.bikeforums.net )

Did you close your browser (all browser instances) and reopen? If so, you should not be able to access bikeforums.
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Make sure you are using all variations of the url. For example you need to seperate lines for www and no www.

127.0.0.1 google.com
127.0.0.1 www.google.com

You shouldn't need to do anything in your browser.
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