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I've used etc/hosts to block a lot of sites without issue, however I'm trying to add in filterbypass.me to the list but it won't work.

I've tried adding: filterbypass.me as well as all the http/https/www varieties before it but it just won't work. Can someone figure out how to block this site?

  • Very interesting! I too added 127.0.0.1 filterbypass.me, as well as the other permutations, to /etc/hosts and I could not ping it nor bring the site up in Firefox however Safari, while slow to load the URL, nonetheless it did load. So some how Safari is not playing by the same rules as ping and Firefox while other sites blocked in /etc/hosts will not load in Safari. I too would like to know how and why Safari gets around what ping and Firefox can't. – user3439894 Aug 7 '15 at 8:50
  • @user3439894 & user139379 Please add your OS versions. – klanomath Aug 7 '15 at 10:31
  • @klanomath, I'm not the author of the OP, so do you want my OS X version info or do you want the OP's OS X version info? In either case, mine is OS X 10.8.5 and Safari is 6.2.3 (8537.85.12.18). – user3439894 Aug 7 '15 at 10:36
  • @user3439894 I was interested in both OS versions, yours and the OP's one – klanomath Aug 7 '15 at 10:38
  • My OS is 10.10.3 and Chrome 44.0.2403.155 – user1400504 Aug 14 '15 at 23:40

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