This tutorial will explain how to block any website on Ubuntu by adding rules to /etc/hosts file.
This can be used for parent control, un-block need user password to get root privilege.
Open terminal from the dash home(or press Ctrl+Alt+T), and do following steps:
- 1. Edit /etc/hosts file with gedit:
sudo gedit /etc/hosts
- 2. Add following line to block (change siteyouwanttoblock.com):
Just for example, to block google.com, google map add following:
- 3. Now restart your web browser and blocked sites won’t available.
To un-block them, just remove rules you added in /etc/hosts.