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Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:31 AM

What I'm trying to do sounds pretty simple but I don't think it is. When you try to enter a website (for example google.com) instead of opening the actual site (google.com) it would open up another site or any other html code. And can this be done for an entire local area network (not just one computer)? I've been searching for quite a while now and I really want to know how to do it so, if anyone knows please share your knowledge.
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Yeah.. this sort of redirect is possible.. but typically it is never well intentioned. So a 'why are you doing this' needs to be answered.
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

Well a lot of students at school are browsing facebook during class and not doing what they are supposed to do.
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

Then shut it down on the router. If it's a school then I am guessing you have content control riding the pipe in and out.. block it. Redirecting isn't effective.
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

Aha, alright. I just though It'd be fun instead of borinly shutting it down to redirect it to some text or something.
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

That doesn't sound very 'school official' like... are you just a student pissed at your friends jacking around in class, or what?
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

Why are you so interested in what I'm gonna do with it? Is it so hard to find that you only give it to like, chosen members of the society?
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

... because I am a curious cat on the whys and hows of a person's cognitive and work place setups. Perhaps someone is doing something for a reason I haven't thought of that might be worked into my process. Though I am not sure what "it" means in this sentence. There might be a missing comma throwing me off as well. ;)

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Is it so hard to find that you only give it to like, chosen members of the society?


Though I am leaning towards my latter guess on the 'larger whys'. Heh...
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

I wanted an answer to how to redirect a requested website to a different one but I guess I have to write down my entire biography in order to get simple directions...
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Awesome, but as I said what you were asking for sounds like it will be used for malicious intent and is definitely not part of the StOPs for an admin. Cest la vie.

As it is I will be closing this topic per the forum rules, and would ask you not pursue this here. Any questions can be directed to me with a PM.

Good luck!
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Re: Redirecting a requested website to a different one.

Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

I know this thread is closed, but if this is for a school system, usually this is handled by outsourcing to an internet filtering service. Another common way of handling this is by installing parental control type software on the student machines. Having worked in a high school IT setting, I've seen firsthand that the IT people rarely have the time for "having fun blocking websites." Instead, they would rather have something easy to take care of things due to scaling concerns. For these reasons, plus by the way you are conducting yourself, I find it hard to believe you are anything other than a student. However, if I am mistaken, this information should get you started in finding a solution that will scale for your school system and you can pass it up the administrative food chain.
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