Are you in trouble? Having problem with any site that you are not able to enter? Or do you want to avoid your children going into certain sites? These questions may have crossed your minds too often! Then what do you do?
Well, the answer is quite easy. To block either the entry or exit to any sites, take the support of the Windows host files found in your system 32 folder! They are generally used to mark host names to IP address which is under admin activity observation.
BLOCK WEBSITES OR ACCESS BLOCKED WEBSITES.
Sometimes people try to trickily block access through specific web pages. When you are unable to reach websites like Microsoft.com ; or Yahoo.com; then you can go through the host files found at
If you want to go to Windows 98/95 ME shift to C:\windows\
The host files can be opened in any free word processors and notepad. A view of the host file is below –
BLOCKING WEB SITES.
Look carefully and you will see a sample to show how you block websites. Let’s say you want to block MySpace from school or orkut from office, then you need to add
The value 127.0..1 is similar to the one on the local IP address. Just be assured you add the other urls to block the website. [orkut.com and http://www.orkut.com to block orkut.]
Store it in the file and close it!
Suppose some websites are blocked and you are unable to reach them, first check the host files, erase the code lines [ex:127.0.0.1 facebook.com] and store the file. You can now use the browser to reach the site.