So I have created a New Category ■■■■■■■■■■■ and added it to blocked sites.
but I think its not working properly.
I have blocked website porn* which is supposed to block all website like pornhub , pornthis and porn that , but nothing … I can still access these websites.
but porn works , this rule blocks all the url which contains the word porn
i have a list of almost 300+ porn-website stored in a txt file , is there any way I can import that list …
To add a specific website/webpage, enter the full URL of the website/webpage
To include all sub-domains of website, add a wildcard character and a period in front of the URL. For example, *.friskywenches.com will cover friskywenches.com, login.friskywenches.com, pictures.friskywenches.com, videos.friskywenches.com and so on.
To include all the websites with URLs that start with a specific string, add a wildcard character after the string. For example, “pizza*” will cover ‘pizzahut.com’, pizzacorner.com, and so on.
To include all the websites with URLs that contain a specific string, add the wildcard character befor and after the string. For example, “pizza” will cover hotpizza.com, spicypizza.com and so on.
Okay, that’s odd, but I’ve found that it matters whether your url starts with www. or just http://
If you add a rule porn*, indeed, it will block all website starting with “porn”, but not with “www.porn*”. Check it.
There are two solutions:
simultaneously add ‘porn*’ and ‘www.porn*’ to this category to ensure all these will be blocked;
add ‘porn’ and all website with “porn” phrase will be blocked (despite the fact they start with www or not).
I just want to point out that blocking porn will also block all websites with “porn” in the url, for example this very thread would be blocked since it has “pornographic” in the url (forums.comodo.com/firewall-help-cis/need-help-with-comodo-website-filter-blocking-pornographic-website-t105481.0.html) So for example if there is an article talking about porn or something like that and they use “porn” in the url, then that url will be blocked and with it the article.
Maybe you two realize that already but I just wanted to point it out just in case.
you are right ,
www.porn* and porn* blocks all website like pornthis and pornthat.com
similarly www.x* and x* blocked all xxx website which starts from x
I need to add two rules , xxx* and www.xxx*
Working blocked almost all know websites with this method
and added rule xxx which blocked all .xxx domains and website which contains xxx in their name
I don’t really understand the difference between blocking a host and a web address since the address is resolved from the host but I trust you word on it and will keep using the hosts file alongside CFW. If you mind explaining what the difference is in blocking it with a firewall and blocking it with a “hosts file”, I am all ears. Thank you
The HOST file is designed to help map network nodes. Its an alternative name resolution solution (read DNS), with the exception that the HOST file in under the local administrator’s direct control. I believe most OS’s will check the HOST file before doing a DNS query anyway.
The HOST file can be used for internet resource blocking, like advertising/malicious sites by redirecting the name to harmless destination like the loopback zone aka localhost. However keeping the HOST file up to date is labor intensive, most people seek software solutions to automate this task.