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Linux Mint 12 : mintnanny ( domain blocker )

Linux Mint provides you with the domain name based blocking called mintnanny.

start mintnanny
hat1 ~ # mintnanny

add the domain names you want to block.

when accessing to www.bad.jp . blocked.

The technique is very simple. mintnanny just adds the domain names in /etc/hosts file.
hat1 ~ # cat /etc/hosts localhost hat1

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters www.bad.com # blocked by mintNanny www.bad.jp # blocked by mintNanny

So this function will work unless the name resolution order in /etc/nsswitch.conf is “dns files”.
hat1 ~ # egrep hosts /etc/nsswitch.conf
hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4


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