mintnanny

Domain blocker for Linux Mint
 
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Blocks outgoing traffic towards chosen domain names using /etc/hosts.
Latest reviews
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ephraimshofar 11 months ago

Doesn't work with https websites.

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flybuntu 1 year ago

It does what it is supposed to do. A timer would be a nice feature.

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jelabarre59 2 years ago

Major problem with this is you can't do a temporary change without forcing a user off or rebooting. If they are already on or have recently visited the site, the DNS is already in the system and the browser will not bother re-checking the entry. This needs to purge the DNS cache to be at all useful.

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cmoi 2 years ago

Bof...

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mintos 3 years ago

Wish it could display a jpg like dexter in windows.Also I wish that it could sync your added domains to a cloud just like Firefox's bookmarks

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Hammer459 4 years ago

What is the point of a domain blocker??

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asderceder 4 years ago

I don't see why it's essential for the system but it's small and it works so I don't really mind

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Cityscape 5 years ago

It's only good for blocking a few specific sites, not much other than that. It's not good for protection your kids because you have to enter each site in manually, meaning there will be many bad sites that remain unblocked. A much better alternative for protecting children (or anyone not wishing to see certain content) is Dansguardian.) Also note that with MintNanny blocking www.something.com is different than blocking something.com, so you'd really need 2 seperate entries.

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jahid_0903014 5 years ago

necessary package

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nb14 5 years ago

It works when it is running, but to start it you need to enter your su-password. I can't find any documentation.

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perpipon 6 years ago

useless no options, just yes or no for yout own manual input (I would not be able to block all the f****** porn websites and others on my own), no users (well allowing only disney for all users if whitelist was avalaible is a pitty) ...whitelist ...blacklit ... and well known website!!!

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antonijn 6 years ago

I'm against the whole principle...

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fotonix 7 years ago

/etc/hosts approach is too global, need per-user white list black list etc.

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dinosb 7 years ago

Excellent if you don't want your kid browsing through unwanted parts of the Net. Very easy to use.

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francheu 7 years ago

un peu plus de fonctionnalités seraient les bienvenues

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leo__sg1 7 years ago

Deberia ser más completo :(

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ulysses 7 years ago

Will helpful to who needs it.

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plainvanilla 7 years ago

too basic since it uses etc/hosts only. google.com would block only google.com and not www.google.com

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RavS 8 years ago

Quite good. Works when u want to stop some sites from opening. And others can have a hard time finding out why it refuses to open!

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Germmare 8 years ago

what for ? ...