Blocking a site.

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Hey, is it possible to block a site? Basically I have become addicted to some forums... and I need to stop it for a while, have a break. This would be much easier if the site would be blocked. Does anyone know if this is possible?
 

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
um... isn't this a case of willpower? so, if you want to, you'll just unblock it when you want to go on it again? i'm not sure of any blocking facilities standard in safari. have a game of football or something. ha ha sorry, not really helping, but it does seem that it's just will power. delete the bookmarks, so you have to type the address in. that should be some deterrent
 

TommyWillB

Registered
Go into NetInfo manager and remap the domain name to a bogus IP address like 127.0.0.1.
 

cfleck

tired
if you have admin access you can just edit your /etc/hosts file

when you look at it, it should make sense as to the format. but for an example, to redirect www.yahoo.com to localhost your /ets/hosts would probably look like this...

Code:
##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
##
127.0.0.1       localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1             localhost
127.0.0.1       www.yahoo.com

Keep in mind though, that with this I can't go to http://www.yahoo.com/anything, but I can go to http://fantasysports.yahoo.com
 
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