Questions tagged [blocking]

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 can I schedule a device block from access to the internet on my Asus RT-AC68U router?

Yes I am aware of the Time Schedule feature under Parental Control. However, that feature cannot block one of my devices for some reason. It can for other devices on my network.
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Activate hard-blocked WiFi adapter

I am having the problem that I have an old laptop I want to make a headless Debian install on. However, this is one of those laptops with a physical switch. But it's not that easy. This isn't an on/...
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Blocking certain git commands in macOS terminal

I'm using zsh on a macOS terminal. I would like to block certain commands, particularly git commands, to prevent myself from accidentally running them. For example, I would like to block my terminal ...
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Add Chrome to 'Always Block' List in Microsoft Windows Account Content Restrictions

I logged in to a Microsoft Account and as an administrator I managed the content restrictions of the child account of my PC Windows account. I intentionally removed Chrome from Always blocked, and now ...
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How do I block YouTube on my child's Chromebook?

My son is watching excessive amounts of YouTube videos on his Chromebook that he needs for his online classes while schools are physically closed during the pandemic. I would like to be able to block ...
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Permissions Issue - Blocking a Website in Windows 10 Hosts File

I have blocked a lot of websites in my Windows 10 OS computer and edited the hosts file located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Below is the content of my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com ...
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Windows 10 - Blocking a Website in Hosts File

I have blocked a lot of websites in my Windows 10 OS computer and edited the hosts file located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. Below is the content of my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com ...
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Block a Specific Program from being installed in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Is there any way I can block only a specific program/installer (e.g Bluestacks) from being installed in my Windows 10 computer? I want myself to be not able to unblock the software.
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Are there downsides to blocking private and multicast ranges on a solitary VPS?

I use a solitary VPS at a provider, meaning that I do have other VPSs in that LAN. I do not want to communicate with other servers there. I am getting all kinds of traffic from private ip ranges and ...
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Is there a better way to mitigate this obscure color bug when piping to FINDSTR inside a parenthesized block of (.bat) code?

In the following .BAT file, test 2 demonstrates the color bug inside a parenthesized block of code, test 3 demonstrates the bug inside a FOR loop, and test 4 shows how the bug can be mitigated by ...
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How can I block (ssh) traffic from source ports other than a pre-defined one?

A VPS get lots of ssh attacks. Those attacks are various source ports: sshd[76661]: Invalid user ts3server from 76.103.161.19 port 33062 sshd[76661]: Received disconnect from 76.103.161.19 port 33062:...
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Can't block a specific name for two records on the same address

In a lab we have a server with 2 DNS records, ABC.com and NYZ.com, both bound to one address 10.168.151.3. I have another domain and I want to prevent my users and computers from pinging ABC.com only,...
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Prevent Google Chrome from accessing C:\ or local files [duplicate]

We're trying to block the users from accessing to local files from Chrome. We've disabled the access from Windows Explorer. However, if the users use Google Chrome, then they can easily type C: in ...
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How to block every image on a website?

I would like to be able to block every image on websites that suffer from severe clickbaity images so only text is shown. It would be nice if the solution could be dis/enabled easily in case I would ...
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Unable to reach my own externally hosted website I was able to reach yesterday

I'm unable to reach my site, https://www.inagalaxyfarfarawry.com, at home via laptop, phone, and Firestick. I'm in Canada when I can't connect, though I'm still in Canada when I can connect (please ...
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I can't access an unblocked site without VPN [closed]

I cant access this site on my PC. It is not blocked by government or any other authority. All my friends and my phone can access this site. Im using windows 10; using firefox, chrome, edge, int. ...
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Is my UK ISP blocking a legitimate website?

UK ISPs are not well known by me for blocking websites for censorship other than blocking illegal sites such as child porn or torrent sites, yet when trying to access PubMed (Desktop Site or Mobile ...
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Whats a good way to disable Chrome “window.” mouse-out javascript for all websites?

Whats an easy way to permanently disable the mouse-out for the viewable portion in chrome (the section where websites appear)? I'm honestly not sure what the technical term is for it, but in ...
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mount cifs samba blocks/freezes after every file

Ubuntu 18. I'm not sure why it's happening. If I "mount" via nautilus there is no such behavior (though overall it is slower than cifs by something like a factor of 2) You can tell that it's ...
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How can we block mailto: links using Requestly

Can someone tell me if it's possible to block a mailto: function/link using Requestly Chrome Extension ? If possible, how can we do it?
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Unable to unblocked the sites in Hosts File

I blocked some site in Hosts File, but when I tried unblocking it by deleting the indicated sites. I'm still unable to access the sites. Can anyone help me with this? I blocked the sites by using ...
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Neighbours Fitzbox blocking my Broadband and WiFi

I live in a Semi-Detached house and my neighbour has a Fritzbox7430. We have different network/broadband providers, however my neighbours Fritzbox is blocking both my WiFi and also my LAN connections ...
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Disable internet access but leave LAN working regardless of the user privilege

I'm looking for a command (or command-line program) to toggle (disable/enable) internet access to the outside world in Windows 10 pro. It should temporarily block internet access but leave the LAN ...
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Windows 10 blocks .exe

I have a Windows 10 Pro machine (version 10.0.18362) and an executable file test.exe I created myself. The executable runs fine from a cmd terminal on other Windows machines (including other Windows ...
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Why is Hamachi blocking anything to do with HTTP?

Setting the scene: Server running CentOS 7 based inside a private network. On this server are both Hamachi and ZeroTier. The objective is to allow clients external to the network to connect to the ...
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Dad's phone will not connect to certain web sites, and certain apps will not logon at his house, but work at mine

So, I bought my dad a new Motorola G7 Power phone to replace his old phone. Since he doesn't want to pay for data — and the plan's expense is mainly data — I have his data plan connection turned off. ...
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Block all HTTP requests to a certain URL (not host or IP) in Mac

Is it possible to block a specific URL in whole Macintosh system, From any browsers or applications? I enabled Parental Control and add the url to Blacklist, it doesn't load in browser, but loads ...
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How to block a URL in TOR browser?

I am trying to use Block Site extension to block access to some URLs in TOR browser in Windows 7. This extension works: it blocks the sites I want to be blocked. However a user can easily disable or ...
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I can't block Facebook addresses with /etc/hosts

I've tried several things. I've tried adding a long list of Facebook related URLs. I've tried deleting my /etc/hosts file and starting from scratch. Here's how the hosts file looks now: 0.0.0.0 apps....
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How does a collection of bridges determine which ports have to be blocked?

This was a question on an exam about Computer networks that I got: "In which consecutive steps does a collection of bridges, that combine some network segments into one subnetwork, determine which ...
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Using wifi to access specific websites that are blocked on the ethernet connection

My workplace blocks access to certain websites (Gmail, Github, etc) while connected to the ethernet. But these are accesible through the less restrictive wifi connection (also provided by my workplace)...
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linux fedora is blocking my database connection

I have a fedora 30 distro installed in my pc, I've installed mssql-cli to get access to a sql database hosted in a third party server, so when I need to work on it, I do it by using internet. I was ...
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ADmob eu consent page never loading

I have an issue with admob, I want to edit Eu user content under the blocking control is the main page of admob. The tab is never loading, If I move to any tabs site works fine but blocking controls ...
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Apache 2.4 Require not ip is not not working as described on docs

I have tried the "Require not IP" option in Apache 2.4 version and it is not working I tried below configuration in both .htaccess and apache configuration file, but it is still allowing the Public IP ...
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How to restrict users to install any operating system

I wanted to know that is there anyway to restrict installing new operating system by users in Desktop/Laptop. I wanted to stop users to install new operating system. Users cannot be changed to new ...
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Fritzbox 7580 whatsapp calling blocked on guest connection

I have a separate guest connection for WLAN in my fritzbox 7580. But some apps have only restricted access on that. Whatsapp, Skype and Google Duo calling is restricted on that. I haven't put these ...
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Blocking specific links in Chrome webpages?

On a website with over 3000 links I would like to make the ones with certain keywords invisible / removed. How would I go about doing this?
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Is there a way to stop DOTA2 from working without reinstalling windows?

I'm trying to find a way to block myself from being able to install dota on my PC, or to at least make it take a lot of effort to do so. I had been using cold turkey, but it was too easy to go around. ...
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iscsiadm hangs and tcpdump shows nothing

I am troubleshooting iscsiadm. iscsiadm --mode discovery --portal 10.144.35.235 --type sendtargets --discover The command mentioned above blocks and does nothing. I've cleared ipvs and iptables. ...
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How to create a white-list for usb devices using udev rules?

I'm trying to create a white-list using udev rules for USB devices on my CentOS machine however i get inconsistent results. I tried blocking one device on a specific USB port using: 'echo 0/1 > /sys/...
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Removing child block

Something is interfering with my computer which shuts off the internet between certain times. It occurs at the same time each day, and no other computers are affected, so I suspect someone has ...
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Automatically redirect to a VPN

For some reason, medium.com is not available where I live. Though, it is accessible via a VPN connection which in part takes some minutes in the process of opening the app, finding a server, and ...
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Why isn't Ultrasurf hiding my IP address?

HELP! This is the first time that happened to me, neither Ultrasurf nor Psiphon3 nor Freegate are hiding my IP. Now, I live in Egypt and my ISP is TE-DATA, my IP is 41.235.184.188. And as u can see ...
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How to access banned websites that cannot be accessed through windows but can be accessed through other OSes?

Some websites that are banned in my country cannot be accessed on computer (with windows installed) but if I try them on android phone (using same broadband wifi as PC) they can be accessed. I ...
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How to block specific URL rather than the entire domain on a computer without software?

I've been doing some googling and I can't seem to find an answer. How do you block a specific URL rather than the entire website without using a software. For example, I want to block www.facebook....
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Windows 10 - How to block a wifi network and restrict unblocking it without a password

Background I'm currently having some compulsive and addictive issues with using the internet (originally on my phone) that are seriously negatively affecting my life. I've completely blocked all web ...
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How can i lock mac every x minutes?

Is there a simple way / app to say for example: every 30 minutes lock computer for 5 minutes (and don't let any easy way to cancel while this 5 minutes break is happening)? I know you can set a daily ...
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A truly strict site blocking extension [closed]

I recently installed an app named AppBlock in my android phone. The thing I like about the app is that it has a strict mode which once activated will not let you change the settings of the app and ...
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How can I prevent a program from checking my connection status

I want to block a program from checking if my pc is actually connected to the internet. I was blocking it's network connection with Windows Defender's Firewall. In advanced Settings I simply added ...
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Trouble with outgoing SMTP from Spamhaus-blocked IP address

I cannot send emails using my Apple Mail client on my iMac. I get error messages saying that the SMTP server is not available. My ISP is Cox cable. The problem exists only on my iMac and goes away if ...

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