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I Need To Block Certain Websites


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#1 emac99

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:04 PM

Hello there, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on some freeware to block websites for my 2 computers at work. I have 2 computers in my office that are open to my employees when they need them on their breaks. They mainly use them for requesting off of work or just to do some searching while on their lunch break. I want something that can block just certain websites like www.myspace.com since that is now a huge thing and it has lately gotten a huge worm. I have already tried using iProtectYou software but that is too extreme and my managers can't view a lot of websites. I don't want to lock the computers out and only allow a few websites to be viewed, i want to do the opposite and not allow certain websites and anything to do with the website(like myspace.com).

Thanks for any help

Edited by emac99, 10 December 2006 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:24 PM

Why not just put the sites' addresses in your host files?

How and why that would work is here:
http://accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:30 PM

ANd here is the ip block for myspace, allready to be added to the hosts file:

# block myspace.com
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.219
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.24
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.25
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.28
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.40
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.41
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.42
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.43
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:50 PM

Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4 has a hosts file option which works with IE and can stop users from changing settings from within IE.

Edited by tapuahk2, 10 December 2006 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:24 PM

Sorry but I'm new to internet stuff, I can build a computer but anything with the internet is new to me. So can i just copy that stuff below including the "# block myspace.com" to the host file? cus when I open the host file it says i have to have the IP address then the corresponding host name. Or can i just put www.myspace.com after all the IP addresses? :thumbsup:

ANd here is the ip block for myspace, allready to be added to the hosts file:

# block myspace.com
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.219
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.24
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.25
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.28
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.40
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.41
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.42
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.43



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Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:02 AM

Sorry but I'm new to internet stuff, I can build a computer but anything with the internet is new to me. So can i just copy that stuff below including the "# block myspace.com" to the host file? cus when I open the host file it says i have to have the IP address then the corresponding host name. Or can i just put www.myspace.com after all the IP addresses? :thumbsup:


ANd here is the ip block for myspace, allready to be added to the hosts file:

# block myspace.com
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.219
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.24
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.25
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.28
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.40
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.41
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.42
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.43


Host files are ip addresses to return for ones being requested

in the list above the ip 127.0.0.1 your own computer, is being returned for any of the listed ip addresses which are myspace ip addresses.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:55 AM

leave one line blank in your hosts file, and then copy exactly what i wrote into the hosts file, of course make sure that yhou have a backup.

if this does not stop people from getting on myspace, turn off the local dns service.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:39 PM

ok thanks Ill try this out.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:51 PM

Ok that didn't seem to work because I can still type the www.myspace.com and get to the website. Do I have to make a hosts file other then the one that was found on the computer named "host" from Microsoft. It says this in it which makes me wonder about it...This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.

So I copied the info after making a blank line and it didn't work but oldfart you said...turn off the local dns service...now what and how do I do that?

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:37 AM

Start : Control panel : performance and maintenance : Administrative tools : services :

you should get a window titled services

in the bottom there two tabs : extgended ; Standard :

click the standard tab

scroll until you find DNS Client r click properties select the stop button once the service is stopped go to the startup type in the same window use the dropdown arrow to change this service from Automatic to Disabled

click the apply button, followed by Ok when you get back to the services box file, exit, then check to see if you can get to myspace from theis computer.

another option is to use IE ( tools, options, security, restricted sites), and add myspace.com to the restricted sites list.
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