Blocking is denying access to something. You can block applications, websites, access, or any other number of things. Blocking will stop the item from accessing whatever you've blocked it from.

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How would I isolate one networked PC to LAN only?

I would like to have one of my PCs available to the rest of my home network for file sharing and VNC access, but I want to block any Internet traffic going to and from the PC. In other words, I want ...
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Unable to access websites

Recently I have had some problems accessing websites. When I try to access them it says: This webpage is not available. I tried accessing the site through Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome. ...
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Downloaded chm is blocked, is there a solution?

CHM files that are downloaded are often tagged as potentially malicious by Windows, which effectively blocks all the html pages inside of it. There's an easy fix (just unblock the file after you ...
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How to get around geographic restrictions viewing online content?

Sometimes I want to watch soccer video content on British websites, but they're blocked due to geographic restrictions (I live in the US). Is there a tool or something that I can use to get around ...
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Installation of Skype is blocked

On my office laptop running on XP, installation of Skype is blocked. Also I'm not able to download the software from internet. So I downloaded the software from a different machine and tried copying ...
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Messed up USB stick doesn't show in blkid

I was playing around with a USB stick (booting archlinux with qemu off of it and trying to perform an installation on the same stick at the same time -- brave, I know, but I was just messing around). ...
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Yahoo Messenger IP range

I use PeerBlock (former PeerGuardian) and, as a consequence, Yahoo Messenger (actually Pidgin) fails to connect every once in a while; PeerBlock reports the access being blocked because the ...
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How do I unblock VPN that is blocked by the ISP?

My ISP has blocked VPN access to the Internet that is a mere cruelty and disjustice. How do I get rid of this VPN block in Windows XP and Internet?
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Is it possible to just deny download from TCP/IP?

I want to deny my Internet connection's download properties for all ports. I mean I want to only allow upload. Is it possible?
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Are there programs that convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII text diagrams?

I'm looking for a program to convert PowerPoint block diagrams to ASCII. I found Ditaa, which does the exact opposite of what I want done. +--------+ +-------+ +-------+ | | --+ ...
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Alternative to web of trust

Are there any alternatives to web of trust for chrome and firefox. Because I found out that Wot doesn't always ask you if you want to access a dangerous site or not. While I was browsing a while ago ...
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Block HTTP Access

Is there a way on my Windows XP machine to blacklist certain HTTP URLS so that embedded web service calls won't trigger activity from my PC to those URLs?
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How do I circumvent OpenDNS content blocking? Is it a hardware or software issue?

I know something like this has been posted before, but I tried out all the solutions discussed in the article and none of them worked. I'm beginning to think it is a hardware problem, stemming from ...
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Get block number / position of file on HDD (linux)

How can I retrieve the block number(s) of a certain file in a file system (the blocks the file is using on the harddisc)? I'm using the gentoo linux based SystemRescueCD, so I got plenty of tools ...
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linux and assembly - blocking [closed]

does Linux block ports and interrupts for user programs use ?
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Kaspersky blocks internet

Hey, I downloaded the new Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, and since then my internet has not been working. As soon as I disable Kaspersky my internet works. I have narrowed down to what the problem ...
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Firefox plugin to block scripts of only specified websites

I'm looking for a Firefox plugin that blocks JavaScript from specified URLs. Example: I add: "google-analytics.com" It then blocks all scripts coming from Google Analytics. Essentially a ...
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Telnet blocked on windows 2003,how to find the root cause and unblock?

I've already shut down the firewall. Is there a way to check what is actually blocking telnet?
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Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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How to prevent Google Toolbar being installed in Portable Firefox?

Recently, the campus computers installed Google Toolbar in Firefox. Now, I have no use for this toolbar, so I don't want it there. For that and other reasons, I installed Portable Firefox on a USB ...
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What does ABE mean?

What is ABE? Context is using Firefox and opening a link in a Google search. Firefox or NoScript is displaying: ... "filtered by ABE: LOCAL Deny" Platform: Firefox 3.5.3, Windows XP 64 bit, ...
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How can I block an executable with a password?

how can I block certain programs from opening without a password, specifically Firefox and IE? I'm trying to block internet (i.e. for free, w/o messing with network settings or using parental control ...
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Cacti displaying graph text as blocks

(Image now irrelevant, it is grabbing the newest graph from my server.. I did not archive a picture of it when it was broken. Instead of text, each character was represented by a block.) I had not ...
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Blocking access to a specific url

I have a lightweight linux device which I would like to block from accessing one specific URL. Instead of making the request to the external URL, I would like to return the contents of a local file. ...
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What does the “blocklist” do in Transmission? Does it affect download speed?

In Transmission bittorrent client, there is an option to "enable blocklist", which has over 200,000 rules. I've tried searching but haven't found anything saying what the blocklist actually does. Who ...
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hosts file and unblocked subdomains

I modified hosts file to block google.com and its subdomains but it blocks only the main domain name. It does not block the subdomains. Windows 7 Starter 127.0.0.1 google.com It blocks google.com ...
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How can avoid URL filtering?

In my country access to URLs with keyword 'sex' is denied. Is it possible to encode URL? For example: When i want to download a file from Rapishare (URL contains sex) I can't use proxy such as ...
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Is there a LeechBlock extension (or extension with a similar functionality) for Chrome?

The LeechBlock Firefox extension lets you block specific websites after a predefined time etc. Is there a similar extension for Google Chrome?
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allowing local network access while blocking internet access [duplicate]

I have a networked computer that is used as a remote print/scan server (which is shared by numerous users) Is there any way I can block the machines internet access while still allowing it to connect ...
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Block a user from accessing internet on Linux

How do I block a user from accessing the internet under Linux? I'm trying the following: iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 80,443 -m owner --uid-owner $USERNAME -j DROP Is that the right syntax or ...
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Stop Windows Media Player from connecting to Internet/MS using hosts file or alternate method?

Is there a way to prevent Windows Media Player from connecting to the internet and MS using the hosts file or other methods? Edit: (Nov 20 2009 at 19:16) I have both VLC and MPC and I do use them. ...
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Block p2p downloading in my office?

I work in an education office in a third world country. We pay for internet by the megabyte (no other choice) and have lately been using an incredible amount of bandwidth. This is because the office ...
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Workaround for blocked URL shortening services?

I come across URLs from bit.ly, tinyurl, is.gd, etc. all the time. Unfortunately, these services are blocked by my employer. Is there a tool that unravels these URLs on my machine via some other ...
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Block “document.location” Javascript redirect on one page

I have a site where I want to prevent the page from reloading using a document.location in a script tag. How can I do this in Firefox?
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Blocking hover ads

Okay, I am done with hover ads. I am so done with it, I am starting to avoid website which implement them even though I (used to) like those websites. Obviously, it is considerably harder to block ...
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How to block a website in Google Chrome?

I need to block a couple of websites in Google Chrome. I don't want to edit my hosts file, because I want to get to those sites from other browsers. Is this possible at all?
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Yelp.com blocked from my work address

Yelp.com is blocked from my work internet. Not by any filtering on the part of the office (it is a shared office building with shared internet.) My wild guess is Yelp banned the range of IP addresses ...
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Blocking experts-exchange from my Google results and/or computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible with Google searches to ban any and all results from a domain? The site experts-exchange is very annoying. How can I block it from my Google results? ...
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Blocking only flash and animated gifs

What options are there for blocking flash and animated gif ads while keeping static image and text only ads? I'm interested in solutions for Firefox on Windows/Linux and Safari on OSX
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How can I block a massive number of URLs on Windows XP, without modifying the hosts file?

My GF is from a country X. She is now living abroad but is addicted to internet and often spends many hours per day on her laptop browsing "nonsense" information by websites from that country X, or ...
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Help me get past China's Great Firewall and reach blocked sites [closed]

I wonder if there are any other users who are annoyed like me by the Great Firewall set by the Chinese Government. If so would you please present me an effective way to get on YouTube? Since it's ...
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How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser?

A friend of mine (who is not a geek) asks me how to stop her little brother from playing web games on her computer. She is currently using Chrome and IE, and I have never done that before, even on FF. ...
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Standard Protection:Prevent IRC communication

I have McAffee virusscan on my work computer, and every time I start up, I get 2 log entries like this: Blocked by port blocking rule C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe Anti-virus Standard ...
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Blocking a game on XP with the hosts file

In the Windows XP hosts file (C:\windows\drivers\etc\hosts) replaces the mnemonic format with an ip address locally before talking to the dns. Previously, I have used the four slots for hosts and ...
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Block a URL at browser level

Does anyone have a solution (that doesn't involve editing the hosts file) to block a particular URL from FireFox? Basic back story is that I'm trying to discipline myself. I'm spending FAR too much ...
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Mac OS X software for blocking top level domains

I've currently got Little Snitch on my Mac OS X which work very well for blocking most things except recently I've noticed my web access slowing down or even hanging altogether on particular websites. ...
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Is there a simple way to detect ISP port blocking?

Is there a way to tell the difference between my ISP blocking traffic on certain ports and my NAT router/firewall blocking that traffic? The sites “Shields Up” and “Can you see me” show my ports ...
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Are there ways to browse a website blocked by my ISP?

Is it possible to browse a website blocked by my ISP?
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Geo-blocking / geo-location. How to disable or get around it?

There are many sites on the web these days that show a different face to you depending on where you are located around the world. For example I'm in Australia and there are a number of US based ...