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assign specific youtube channels in hosts file

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is it possible to block only certain channels (or userid) in youtube using hosts file?

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Question by:anushahanna
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I recomend for you to block access to specific channels/websites using a WebProxy filter on your network - it is easier to maintain. HOSTS file can hold up address, but very specific urls (having in mind that channels are youtube.com/user/<channelname> - wether you block the entire access to youtube, or it will be hard to manage, specially for the fact that anyone with a 'knowledge' would edit the file itself.
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Another thing.  Too many lines in the HOSTS file on a Windows XP computer will slow it down to a crawl:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm#Note
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Yes it is possible and on my server 2008 setup I have a very large hosts file and It doesn't slow anything down at all. I have some custom things defined for youtube myself. There's one gross channel I block that has this guy and thier feet.
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Yes, but anushahanna has Windows XP, not Server 2008. I mentioned it purely for informational reasons in case adverse side effects were experienced and didn't expect to be told that I was wrong.
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well I used it in xp and had no slowdowns even on a crappy laptop that only had one core and 512MB RAM. I strongly even suggest the user go to find the MVPS Host file that has a lot of malicious sites blocked on it as well.
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thanks for the direction.
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Thank you anushahanna
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