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Windows 7: Dns modification


03 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dns modification

Hi, my computer teacher recently made it to when you typed in addictinggames.com, it sent you to the school server. I was wondering if I could do the same thing, but on my PC and if so, how?


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03 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

OpenDNS | DNS-Based Web Security can be one way.
Course its still good to use OpenDNS for your primary DNS to the internet anyways.
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03 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Editing your hosts file may be another way?
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03 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Sounds like they don't want you playing addicting games. If so, is it a good idea to circumvent this? Will this cause you any grief?
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03 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Im out of school now. I just want to do this to mess with people.


I opened the host file and it said it was a sample. I edited it anyway, and it didn't work.
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03 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Your computer instructor didn't do anything to your computer. It sounds like he had the network admin at the school redirect that url/ip address to the school's website.

You may be able to replicate that on your router, if it supports that kind of thing.
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03 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

He is the network admin and he only changed it on this one kids computer because he would play games all the time. He didn't care if we played after his lecture.
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03 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Right now, I am trying to make it were I type in google.com and it sends me to facebook.com. I opened the hosts file with administrator privileges, and at the bottom, I added the ip address for facebook and then the domain name "google.com" like this.

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 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
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost

69.63.181.12 www.google.com
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04 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I don't think you need the www at the begining, try just google.com.
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04 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It didn't work
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