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How can I edit hosts on macbook


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#1 blescica

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:21 AM

Hi

 

I would like to block facebook on doughters macbook via hosts file, but I cant edit it on macbook with osx mavericks. I could edit file in windows PC but not on macbook. 

 

Is there a special way to edit on mac.

 

thanks



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:27 AM

You can edit via terminal with command   sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

 

Check this tutorial for editing hosts file on os x 



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

Great thanks kracalo for quick replay. Works like charm. :)



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:46 AM

Sounds like you have your solution.

Just so you know, the other option out there is to setup your kid's account as a limited account with parental controls. In addition limiting websites that can be used, you can also limit application as well as set time limits if you want. This article from Macworld might help if you are interested:

http://www.macworld.com/article/2030156/configuring-parental-controls.html

It should be very similar, if not the same, in Mavericks.




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