Restrict Individual Web Sites

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Enigma X, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. Enigma X

    Enigma X Guest

    I dont want anyone on my computer to visit a certain website -

    How do I restrict access to that site in XP ? Only that web site...

    it's most likely in "administrative tools."


    - Thanks
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Messages:
    2,006
    I don't think there is a way to restrict a single website using native XP tools, you'd have to use some type of firewall/nannyware solution to block one website...or you could add that site to your hosts file and make it resolve to a different address

    in fact thats probably easiest, you'd have to create a hosts file so that when the site is typed it it resolves to a diff address...problem is it would affect you too and be a pain to manage

    hope I helped any
     
  3. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Messages:
    1,390
    Location:
    Turtle Island
    Go here, Hosts file directory and open the hosts file with Notepad, the put in the website you wannt blocked, for example:

    127.0.0.1 website.ws
    127.0.0.1 qkimg.net
    127.0.0.1 mirror.qkimg.net
    127.0.0.1 www.qksrv.net
    127.0.0.1 www.999central.com
    127.0.0.1 treeloot.com

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Messages:
    1,390
    Location:
    Turtle Island
    Oops, I guess I shouldn't have added that as an http link, heres the path to the hosts file: c:/WINDOWS/system32/drivers/etc
     
  5. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Messages:
    1,390
    Location:
    Turtle Island
    Hrm, I see that in my post that there's only a couple spaces between the 127.0.0.1 address and the website to block, in the hosts file I have a total of 5 spaces between the two.

    Sorry for the multiple posts.
     
  6. jfrayzier

    jfrayzier Guest

    You can use the parental guards on Internet Explorer.