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Blocking a Website

I am using an MSN and IE broswers.
I've been trying to find a way to use command prompt to block one website. So far I have not understood certain ways or how, and other ways I've tried to block it and then it just doesn't allow me to log on to the mainsite.
So if anyone could help me with this it would be much appericated.

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I've tried using the "hosts" file method, and my teenage nephew was easily able to bypass it, so it may not be the best method. If you are trying to keep others from accessing certain websites, there might be better ways to do it.

If you have a router capable of it, you could configure it to block a website. For instance, on my DLink router I entered "myspace" in the blocked URL list. The router is also password protected to keep it from being changed. It works flawlessly.

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Limited users

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cannot access the hosts files to by-pass them.


Rick

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Beware of Teenage Nephews

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Hopefully he isn't savvy enough to figure out that your router is blocking the site(s) he's trying to access. He might only need to press the router's master reset button. Internet access might immediately be restored without the benefit of your blocked site rules being in effect.

Good luck, though.

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Ah I run on dial up still. I don't think I have any type of router.

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IE has parental control.

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Look into "OpenDNS"

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You use their DNS Servers and if you sign up for the free account you can use their blocking service. It runs on their computers so it might be harder for a local user to mess with it.

http://www.opendns.com/features/content_filtering/

It might seem complicated, but they walk you through the setup and it seems pretty easy.

If you have a "Static IP" just enter their numbers as your DNS server, if you have "Dynamic IP", most likely, they have a small utility you run that updates your numbers "automagically".

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Blocker

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Built in to IE

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Log on to your account, open the internet and go on "Tools>Internet Options>Content>Parental Controlls" click on the help link for more info but it allows you to block websites, stop them downloading etc

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Is is easy

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Delete The address first if you have saved it unknowingly, then block it by adding the address in cookies.

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haxxor

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you'll have to block ALL proxy sites. a proxy can allow a user to byapass your block. The average teen know about proxy websites. Then beware, a tech saavy person can figure many ways to bypass a filter, parental control, etc. A third grader that I know can get through the school's supposedly unhackable st.bernard iPrism filter(too bad she isn't sharing her method with me). blocking sites is a war the parent/school/content filter companies cannot win.

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