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Customised host file to block Facebook and all it's sub domains

Posted on 2010-09-09
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There seem to be various customised host files available for download that will block advertising/porn sites

Does anybody know where I can get one that will block facebook and all its sub domains? I've blocked facebook.com, m.facebook.com, blog.facebook.com but i keep finding more. It seems that every country has it's own sub domain (ie fr.fr.facebook.com)
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by:DMTechGrooup
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Instead of a host file most firewalls will allow you to block domains from within.. is this something you only want for a few users or all users? What type of firewall are you using?
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mccracky earned 500 total points
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Have you thought about using something like OpenDNS rather than custom host files?  Maintenance would be MUCH easier.  Then you set up the computers or firewall depending on which computers (or all of them) that you want to control.

See:

http://www.opendns.com/
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by:AC_Nova
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1.1.1.1        *.facebook.com
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by:AC_Nova
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actually scrap that wildcards dont work.

just list all websites e.g

1.1.1.1             fr.facebook.com
1.1.1.2             www.facebook.com
1.1.1.3              gb.facebook.com
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by:DIPRAJ
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i don't know whether you are using any UTM/Firewall or not...
in a firewall you can enable httpstransparentproxy and can can block the facebook.all this sites are running on HTTPS not on HTTP
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