There's a website, www.example.com, that I tried to block myself from accessing because it wastes too much of my time. So I configured my
/etc/hosts file. I added the following lines, to block the website on both IPv4 and IPv6:
127.0.0.1 www.example.com ::1 www.example.com 127.0.0.1 http://www.example.com ::1 http://www.example.com 127.0.0.1 example.com ::1 example.com
I restarted my computer, and I cannot
wget www.example.com, and pinging
www.example.com works as expected, but the website is not actually blocked in my browser! I can still access it in Firefox 28 and Chromium.
- What's going on?
- How do I block this site using systems-level tools instead of using browser extensions?