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I know hot to block single tumblr blog with

127.0.1.1 something.tumblr.com

but I want to block entire tumblr. I tried 127.0.1.1 tumblr.com but it's not working.

Is there a way to do this?

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Install dnsmasq:

$ sudo apt-get install dnsmasq

Then in /etc/dnsmasq.conf (which you may have to create) add the line:

address=/tumblr.com/127.0.0.1

This will block tumblr.com and all of its subdomains by redirecting it to localhost (127.0.0.1).


Note:

For Ubuntu Trusty and others which already have NetworkManager use dnsmasq by default you don't need to install anything.

Just create a file /etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d/local :

address=/tumblr.com/127.0.0.1

and reboot or restart NetworkManager

$ sudo service network-manager restart
  • Smart and simple way. – Luis Alvarado Jun 13 '12 at 4:29
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    Note this won't do anything unless you also set up your connection to use localhost/dnsmasq for name resolution. – ish Jun 13 '12 at 5:45
  • and how do you setup connection to use dnsmasq? do you have any link? – user1079002 Jun 14 '12 at 22:22
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    @user1079002 Connection setup can be found in this link help.ubuntu.com/community/Dnsmasq – soery Aug 3 '13 at 6:42
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The /etc/hosts file does NOT support wildcard subdomains. i.e. you can't say 127.0.0.1 *.tumblr.com and have it block all URLs of the form something.tumblr.com.

If you want to block these at the browser level, you can either use a plugin or better, a filtering proxy like Privoxy.

If you want to block these at the network level, so that no one on that computer can access the sites, you need a simple firewall rule to block something.tumblr.com's IP range, which at first glance appears to be 50.97.143.0/24, i.e. 50.97.143.0-50.97.143.255.

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Looking at and taking the IP address you entered as literal, you are typing it wrong. Instead of 127.0.1.1 it should be 127.0.0.1

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    All addresses inside 127.x.x.x are loopback addresses. – Skylar Ittner May 13 '18 at 7:51

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