Very occasional thoughts concentrating on the useful.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

HOSTS file

I found a nice little hack on the web for blocking websites.

All operating systems have a file named "hosts". Before you computer looks up the IP address for a webpage it checks your hosts file for prespecified IP addresses. By editing this file you can:

1. block sites
2. give nicknames to useful sites (such as "g" for Google).

There are downloadable host files on the web to block large lists of adds, spyware, and trojans. Block if you need to get some work done.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eeek...block Facebook? Sacrilege...

10:47 AM


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