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#1 DanieI

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:06 PM

Hello! I use Google as my main search engine and not Bing. I tried to make it so that when I typed in "www.bing.com" it redirected me to Google... but how was I going to do that, I asked myself... I thought of the "hosts" file in C:\Windows\System32\Drives\Etc\ and I decided to edit that. I used www.whoishostingthis.com to find out the nameservers of Bing and Google. What I did was I got the IP of Google, and connected all of Bing's nameservers to Google's IP. When I typed in "www.bing.com" it still brought me to Bing's website. I tried changing the IP to 0.0.0.0 - yet I still was able to access Bing.

 

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#2 DanieI

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

thROak7.jpg      As you see there, I blocked off www.bing.com and it's name servers, yet I can still access it.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:42 PM

You need to redirect the connection to 127.0.0.1, not 0.0.0.0, which is the default route on an IPv4 connection.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:48 PM

You need to redirect the connection to 127.0.0.1, not 0.0.0.0, which is the default route on an IPv4 connection.

 

It still brings me to Bing successfully. IwBX9pj.jpgE5qCH4e.jpg


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:52 PM

I just tried it a few times (on and off), and it worked perfectly fine for me. Which web browser are you using?

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

I just tried it a few times (on and off), and it worked perfectly fine for me. Which web browser are you using?

 

Epic Privacy Browser - https://www.epicbrowser.com/

Rated 4 stars - A super secure, Chromium based browser.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 02:06 PM

Actually "0.0.0.0" can also be used to block the website, not only "127.0.0.1" - I was just using a different browser. I guess I should switch back to Chrome. Thanks for the browser idea, Aura.






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