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Redirecting Google internally in Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tommygunner, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. tommygunner

    tommygunner Thread Starter

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    I have decided I want to redirect some sites locally. I dont' want to see any news sites and want to redirect to plain page. I've currently modified my host file and added the following but not all of them are working. Only yahoo is working and redirecting to search.yahoo.com. News.google.com and msn.com aren't working. Can someone tell me why they aren't working or let me know another way to do this? I cleared my cache and everything.

    64.233.167.99 news.google.com
    72.30.186.52 yahoo.com
    72.30.186.52 www.yahoo.com
    193.108.95.15 msn.com
    193.108.95.15 www.msn.com
     
  2. datamonger

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    If you don't want to view news pages...don't go there. Otherwise, if you are using a router, you should be able to block access to those sites. Granted, the entries in the HOSTS file should work but there may be some sort of URL passing going on here.
     
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