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Old 11-28-2005, 08:41 PM
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How to Block MySpace.com

Here are two ways to do this on a home network.

1). If you have a router setup add the following IP's to your Outbound Packet Filter settings.

You want to put these in as the Destination IP and the port is 80 for all of them.

63.208.226.219
63.208.226.24-63.208.226.28
63.208.226.40-63.208.226.43

Many routers have different interfaces so I cannot tell word for word how to do this for each router. So please read the instructions that came with your router it should explain how to do this. Try visiting the manufactures website if the instructions don't cover setting up packet filters.



2). If you don't have a router then you will need to modify the Hosts file on each computer by hand.

First, open the following file with Notepad. (Note: The Hosts file does not have a file extenstion, this is by design so don't give it a file extenstion because you think it needs one )

Note: You should make a backup of the Hosts file and put it somewhere safe in case you mess up.

Windows XP
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Windows 2000
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Windows 98
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts


Copy the following IP's...

# block myspace.com
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.219
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.24
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.25
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.28
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.40
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.41
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.42
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.43


Now paste them into the Hosts file after 127.0.0.1 localhost

Should look like this...

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

# block myspace.com
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.219
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.24
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.25
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.28
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.40
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.41
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.42
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.43



Then save the Hosts file and your done.

Good luck!

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Old 12-01-2005, 08:16 AM
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Just blocking the front page doesn't work, because you can get in through the cached page on Google.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:58 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cc1
Just blocking the front page doesn't work, because you can get in through the cached page on Google.

You are correct cc1. Perhaps I should go into more detail as to how my solution works.

myspace.com uses 8 IP addresses... they do this for redundancy and load balancing ect...

It took me a half an hour to trace these IP's... if myspace.com makes any changes i'll update that info in this post.

# block myspace.com (Any entry with a pound sign is a comment and is ignored)

Not sure what this one does... marketing ads or traffic logging?
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.219


These 4 IP's are used to get the header content at the top of the pages.
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.40
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.41
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.42
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.43


These 3 IP's are used to get the main content of the pages.
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.24
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.25 (if you ping myspace.com it will reply with this IP)
127.0.0.1 63.208.226.28
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:46 PM
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What's bad about myspace?
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:12 AM
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I had to block my 14 yr old daughter from this site because she had posted a ton of personal info about herself. Enough for an internet pred to stalk her.

Kids, blogs and too much information

After I blocked the site I sent an email to myspace.com and asked them to delete her profile. They honored my request within 2 days.


I know what my kids are doing... do you know what your kids are doing?

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Old 12-02-2005, 12:44 PM
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Fair comment, but why not just block it via purpose designed software? Even windows internet settings will allow site management.

BTW, my kids are adults, they have families of there own.
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:02 PM
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This does not work. I edited the host file like you said is there anything else that needs to be done. I noticed there is a host.bak file in there also does this need to also be changed?

thanks,

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Old 01-24-2006, 03:17 AM
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MySpace urls and the related sights they've spawned like pimpmyspace are like weeds, they just keep appearing. My daughter found her way around my first attempt at changing the host file because I didn't block enough of the IP addresses. After doing a little pinging myself, I would add all of the following ip addresses to the hosts file:

63.208.226.24 through 63.208.226.255 (a variety of MySpace Servers)
63.209.191.74 (www.myspacedirect.com)
69.89.74.30 through 69.89.74.255 (another batch of MySpace Servers)
82.165.169.214 (MySpacePhotos)
209.59.200.170 (MySpacePimper)

The group of MySpace servers IP addresses may be overly broad, but as I went through checking each one of the IP addresses, they were either all MySpace or "unable/unauthorized to display this page." If I am blocking somebody's page with some worthwhile info on it, I apologize.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:07 PM
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It blocks "myspace.com"
but not "www.myspace.com"

or is it just me?
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:32 PM
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Exclamation

just wondering if I block myspace then Like for some reason kids or other minors in my network won't be able to see the site but how about me? since I would like to use it
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Old 06-09-2006, 04:15 PM
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I used to go in and change host files, then go in to unblock them. a bit of a hassle tho... I found a very easy to use blocker at website-blocker.com. super simple just enter url and click block or unblock.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:45 AM
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Myspace

I feel its impossible to block anyone from certain websites if they know how to get around the URL/DNS (ex.. www.myspace.com http://myspace.com) The majority of schools/houses/work cant imagine the amount of ways you can access a website without using their direct URL. For crying out lout just go to Google.com and type myspace.com proxies and there are literally hundreds of them you can use. Not to mention all the other Web Browsers you could download if you really wanted to. Always remember whoever made the security knows a way to break it.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:48 AM
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Re: Rann_03

Just simply bring up cmd.... ping www.myspace.com & type the IP address it replys with in your web browser. Same concept without the DNS.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:36 PM
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I've been after the "cure" for myspace and I finally have it. Paste these into your HOSTS file:

127.0.0.1 myspace.com
127.0.0.1 www.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 home.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 browseusers.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 search.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 invite.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 blog.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 favorites.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 forum.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 groups.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 events.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vids.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 music.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 classifieds.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 profile.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 login.myspace.com

It's ironclad.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:49 PM
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how to block useing host names

Paste this in your host file and it's fool proof, unless they know the ip addys for the sites them self:

# block myspace.com host names
127.0.0.1 log.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 browseusers.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 classifieds.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 collect.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 events.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 favorites.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 forum.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 groups.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 home.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 invite.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 linux.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 login.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 message.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 messages.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 music.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 mx2.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 myspace.com
127.0.0.1 ns1.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 ns2.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 profile.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 rio.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 search.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vids.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 viewmorepics.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta01.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta02.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta03.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta04.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta05.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta06.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta07.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta08.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta09.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta10.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta11.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta12.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 vmta13.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 www.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 www1.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 videos.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 mail.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 signup.myspace.com
127.0.0.1 security.myspace.com
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