Restrict access to Yahoo Games on individual PC using HOSTS file

Posted on 2005-03-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi, this is sort of related to firewalls.  I want to modify an individual PC hosts file so that the user cannot access Yahoo Games (games.yahoo.com).  When I try to add a selection to the hosts file that says games.yahoo.com  

but nothing happens (I can still access Games).  I can successfully add a selection for yahoo.com but I don't want to restrict the user from using all of yahoo -- just games.yahoo.com.  

We do not have a proxy server and I do not want to modify firewall.  Just want to restrict on this particular computer.


Question by:tocchet
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ID: 13500165
Try using both the alias and the canonical names: games.yahoo.com games1.vip.scd.yahoo.com

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ID: 13500452
I tried that, I still have access to all Yahoo Games after this.

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lrmoore earned 1600 total points
ID: 13500586
Interesting.. Even with /flushdns to empty the cache. Command prompt nslookup resolves to, I still get a login prompt to my own webserver but can't get in, but at least I don't get the yahoo games page no matter what...

I put these three entries in my hosts file games.yahoo.com games1.vip.scd.yahoo.com login.yahoo.com

Try with a bogus local IP instead of games.yahoo.com


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