hosts file block (certain times)

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  1. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    does anyone know if its possible to use the hosts file to block websites at certain times? i know you can by other means but i want to know if its possible with the hosts file. thanks
     
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    What you can do - to my knowledge - is have two different hosts files, and switch between them accordingly.

    Or, are you looking for something specific that I'm failing to understand? What do you mean with "certain time"?
     
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    Can I ask why?

    OT Most routers are able to schedule blocking websites.
     
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    You can use Acrylic DNS Proxy(it has its own AcrylicHosts.txt) and use Windows Task Scheduler to switch between Acrylic and DNS of your choice.

    -http://mayakron.altervista.org/support/browse.php?path=Acrylic&name=Configuration

    -http://www.petri.co.il/configure_tcp_ip_from_cmd.htm
     
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    reason being that i want to block websites on certain computers on the same network without using any 3rd party software. its seems as if the task scheduler trick is the way to go.

    not all routers can apply block actions to certain computers on the same network so i cant go the router route.

    thanks guys.
     
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