Restricting Some websites...


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sunny.it

Hello to all,

Is there any way I can block some of the websites by using any batch file or
script. I want to restrict some of the websites. I'm using Windows Xp Service
Pack 2 & my IE version is 6.0. I'm not joined to any domain. Or is there is
any other way I can restrict the some of the websites so that users can't be
allowed to use them.
Have a Nice Day, Bye.
 
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R. McCarty

You can use the "Hosts" file to redirect any specific URL. Instead of
allowing your ISP to translate and route a URL, the hosts file on the
PC intercepts the URL and handles the destination IP. The Hosts file
is located at \Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc
It is a non-extension file so you'll have to open/edit the file with either
Notepad or Wordpad.

Entries would appear as:
127.0.0.1 ThisIsABadURL.Com

127.0.0.1 is the loopback address. Basically, it's your PC so the data
traffic goes nowhere.

Unfortunately, any steps like this can be easily undone. Many Routers
now have provisions to lock out certain URLs. By securing the router
with an Admin password you'll slow down any attempts to override.
 
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Patrick Keenan

sunny.it said:
Hello to all,

Is there any way I can block some of the websites by using any batch file
or
script. I want to restrict some of the websites. I'm using Windows Xp
Service
Pack 2 & my IE version is 6.0. I'm not joined to any domain. Or is there
is
any other way I can restrict the some of the websites so that users can't
be
allowed to use them.
Have a Nice Day, Bye.


There are a number of ways to do this, but what is most appropriate depends
on your situation.

If you're trying to manage the access children have to the net, better and
more comprehensive options include programs like Net Nanny and Cybersitter.
These aren't expensive, either, and work quite well, and are independent of
the browser you're using.

There are "adult" versions of these apps, too. Here are some:
http://block-access.qarchive.org/

The browser does have an influence if you're using scripts. For example,
this one can help with Firefox:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/8616

but of course all the user has to do is use another browser to get around
this.

The place to start is to clearly define what you want to block, for whom,
why, and when.

HTH
-pk
 

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