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    Default Block All But A Handful Of Websites

    I found this useful tip to block all sites except a few good sites, with extreme simplicity.



    For IE just go to:

    1) Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings
    2) In the proxies put in some bogus host.
    3) In the "Do not use proxy server for.... " put in the sites you only want to allow him to visit.

    To do this on Firefox:
    1) Go to Tools/Options and under General, you should see "Connection Settings".
    2) Click that button, then pick "Manual Proxy Configuration".
    3) Put in localhost as the proxy (or possibly an IP that can't exist, like 999.999.999.999 if firefox will let you do that. Not sure if using localhost as a proxy will allow you to hit websites or not... you'll find out quickly, though).
    4) Now, under "no proxy for", enter in the websites (separated by a comma) that you want your child to be able to access.

    Basically what's happening here is whenever your child tries to hit a website not listed in that "no proxy for" list, the browser will try to ask the fake proxy you've put in for the info, at which point the browser will eventually time out because it can't hit the proxy/the proxy doesn't have information about how to reach that website.

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    P.S: I tried the method for IE, and it works correctly.

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    I don't believe that this trick is not quite useful for you... of course you can use it to make a joke to someone.

    Thought to avoid too much computer activity.
    Last edited by Max_Payne; 20th December 2009 at 18:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Payne View Post
    I don't believe that this trick is not quite useful for you... of course you can use it to make a joke to someone.
    This tip won the 4th round weekly contest, so that's enough for everyone.

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    Quite interesting!!

    I wouldnt have thought of that

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    why not use the firewall ?

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    I use Windows Live Safety Filter for this. It has multiple settings and can be configured to only allow sites that you have specified in.

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