Solved

Simple cheap web filtering solution

Posted on 2011-02-18
3
211 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a handful of users (15-20) and a list of 20 or so web sites we would like to block for them.  Any suggestions on a cheap (free?) tool that .  We don't need anything global but would like to be able to add sites/users periodically.
0
Comment
Question by:scottsaniuk
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Speedfox6 earned 63 total points
ID: 34927439
there is somthing you can do and its free. Navigate to "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc" and open the "hosts" file in a text document. In here you can add entries at the bottom. By deafault it looks like this.

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#      127.0.0.1       localhost

if you add an entry like this with a bogus ip address it wont load that page

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#      127.0.0.1       localhost
                      127.0.0.1       www.facebook.com


this will then divert all fackbook pages to that ip, which will not load
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Speedfox6
ID: 34927446
also to space between the ip and the website need to be a tab
0
 
LVL 26

Assisted Solution

by:akahan
akahan earned 62 total points
ID: 34928559
http://www.opendns.com would be able to do this, and much more, for free for you.

Basically, you just point your DNS to their servers, and then tell them (through a dashboard accessible through your web browser) which sites, and classes of sites, you'd like blocked.

0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When I work on a laptop, the first thing I always check is for proper voltage output. Many times I have had customers bring only their laptop in and think their battery is bad - then  I plug in my universal adapter and the battery charges fine. …
Before accusing the battery of being bad be sure to test if the Power Adaptor is working properly. Click Here(http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Laptops_Notebooks/A_3413-Check-Laptop-Power-Adapter-Voltage.html) . From the first time you ch…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

822 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question