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Stuff like this is pretty self explanatory, however I am having some issues and wondering what next step I can to get this working. First of all I need to know the IP Address or MAC Address of the computer I want to disable. I have tried both.

Under the access restriction tab I click the policy number I want and create a name for it. Click on edit list of PC's and put in the IP address, AND have also tried MAC address for this. Then save. I click the status of the policy from DISABLE to ENABLE and scroll to the bottom of page using the input box to disable the access of http://www.runescape.com click on save settings and test it out, and im still allowed access to the website.

Below is a screenshot of my settings:



The following I have tried:
- Again, the MAC address of the computer
- Different website
- Cleared browser settings and history of the computer

Could there be any other thing im missing?
 

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Then I recommend a different approach: add the line below to the hosts file in C:\\Windows\\System32\\drivers\\etc (open it with Notepad):

127.0.0.1 www.runescape.com

This will redirect it to 127.0.0.1, and there's no place like 127.0.0.1.


Restart the browser and then try to visit Runescape's site.

Note: Never include "http://" because then the line gets ignored.
 

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It might just be me being stupid but shouldn't it be set to Deny instead of Allow? Or is that totally denying internet access?



From what I can see setting Allow on that page allows the selected PCs to visit it during the select days and hours (always) or it could cut off internet access totally.


I suppose you could just try and tick Deny anyway, won't do any harm if it doesn't work and you can just revert it.
 

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This is for the convenience of us helping morbid_bean:



Now it's much easier to see the image.


However, I still say it's much easier to just go onto his computer and edit his hosts file. Or, you can try removing "http://" from "http://www.runescape.com" and see if that works. I mean if it does, then you don't have to touch his computer.
 

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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post
Couldn't the user just use a different browser and bypass the Host files?
Nope! It's global.


Try it yourself, though.
 

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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post
Awesome, thanks for the info.

You're welcome!
 

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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Use OpenDNS to block sites.
But why not use the hosts file?
 

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Switching DNS-servers won't stop a lot of kids these days, and alternate servers like Google's 8.8.8.8 is just a few keystrokes away for even the tinyest of fingers
 

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Switching DNS-servers won't stop a lot of kids these days, and alternate servers like Google's 8.8.8.8 is just a few keystrokes away for even the tinyest of fingers

This is another good reason to edit their hosts file.
 

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lol I nominate TwoCables as the Host file activist.

lol


Now if only morbid_bean would update us on whether or not any of our answers helped him.
 
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