View Full Version : [ubuntu] PERMAban myself from some websites

January 22nd, 2011, 03:53 AM

There's a handful of forums that waste a lot of my time, so I added them to /etc/hosts with a redirect to localhost.

But it's so easy to edit that file and in a moment of weakness remove the entries.

sudo vim /etc/hosts
gg12wD then shift+ZZ

How can I block myself from some websites so it's extremely difficult or impossible ;) to unblock myself?

January 22nd, 2011, 07:01 AM
An opportunity for growth! Try exercising self-control; set personal limits and stick to them.

January 22nd, 2011, 07:12 AM
Yeah, regardless of the solutions posted to you to do this.. you will know how you blocked yourself and will be able to undo it. The only way to get yourself truly banned is to get banned. As mentioned above; self-restraint.

January 22nd, 2011, 07:15 AM
I think you could subscribe and configure for opendns and block them that way. or block them on your router. at least with those you have to take at least 5 steps to edit the list.
also see if this fits your bill: