Why cant the page be blocked?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jonasnilsson, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Jonasnilsson macrumors newbie

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    Dec 21, 2011
    #1
    Hi there!

    I've been having some trouble with my "digital discipline" and therefore i've decided to block some websites using the:

    sudo nano /etc/hosts

    -thing, which i've recently understood how to use.

    I've got it so far and most of the pages are perfectly blocked.
    But some can't be blocked. I've entered the address correctly as it is shown in my web browser but i still can open the god damn page.
    Is there some kind of hidden address of some sort? Can i find it and block it or is it simply impossible to block some pages with this method?
    Will i have to rely on my own real discipline without digital help?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. evangw, Dec 21, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011

    evangw macrumors regular

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    Feb 9, 2008
    #2
    I do this too. And no, every site should be blockable if you have something like:

    127.0.0.1 www.siteyoudontwanttovisit.com

    e: You may have to restart your browser for changes in the hosts file to take effect, I've noticed (probably there's some sort of local cache reason for that).
     

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