How to block a website on ubuntu

Jeffrey Gray chevy4x4burb at
Sat Sep 3 05:13:49 UTC 2011

That would be in the initial message that missed me somehow.  If you are
sharing a machine with other users and wanting to prevent them from
accessing facebook, check out

There may be a solution there.  Untangle runs on a separate box either
transparent between the machine and your router or can run as a router.  You
can schedule times that certain policies are in place and there may be other
functionality that fits your needs.

On my home network, everyone has their own machine and I have their IP
addresses specified by mac in the dhcpd.conf.  I then have different "Racks"
setup on the untangle box and depending on the family member, their
abilities are limited.

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 11:49 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-09-02 at 17:06 -0500, Jeffrey Gray wrote:
> > I missed the beginning message in this thread I guess but a simple local
> > solution to block a site is to specify it in the hosts file and direct it
> to
> > somewhere else.  That's for Ubuntu, windows, whatever.
> Right, but he wants to use facebook yet not allow anyone else on the
> machine to use facebook. Me, I'd just threaten the hell outa everyone
> and that would be that. Of course I'd then be a complete jerk with only
> the dog loving me.
> Or, the OP could just loosen up and let others have a time allotment of
> facebook usage... unless there are factors we are not privy to. At least
> at home you can monitor what they are doing on facebook, instead of them
> going elsewhere to login. :) Ric
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