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I know how to use etc/hosts to block something such as youtube.com

However, I when I try to use etc/hosts to block something such as: youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

nothing seems to happen. Is it possible to block a specific channel on youtube with etc/hosts instead of the entire site, and if so how is it done?

Here is my etc/hosts file (youtube user is modified):

##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
##
127.0.0.1       localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
::1             localhost
fe80::1%lo0     localhost
#
127.0.0.1       www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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No. You need a web proxy or other filter product that snoops on and processes the URL instead of just the main host.

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