How to block a particular site from some users Not all users in the home network

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    rotblitz

    One option is to add the site's domains to your local hosts files, on the computers where you want to have it blocked.

    0.0.0.0  sub1.example.net sub2.example.net junk.example.com

     

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    aghbari09

    But I want to block some site on Android phones for some home network users not on users' computers.

     

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    rotblitz

    Then you configure and use OpenDNS just as normal, but configure another (non-OpenDNS) DNS service on the devices where you don't want to use OpenDNS.  Or you use a VPN service on the devices where you don't want to use OpenDNS.

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    vplummesr

    Android devices can be rooted and if this user is a teen, they will find ways to either root it or change the DNS settings from OpenDNS. 

    If you're using Netgear, then the Netgear Genie has the option where you can set bypass accounts, however, I believe that it would be policy of OpenDNS that you either use LPC from the Netgear Genie or use OpenDNS and use the recommended settings.

    If you're using an iPhone, you can set ScreenTime>User>Content & Privacy Restrictions>Content Restrictions>Web Content>Limit Adult Websites>Never Allow: 'the blocked url'

    CAUTION: Make sure you make a passcode that only you know to set the iPhone restrictions that the user will never be able to guess. You will then need to go <Back<Back, then Allow Changes: 1)Passcode Changes - Select Don't Allow, 2)Account Changes - Select Don't Allow and you should be set.  THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU'RE USING AN IPHONE.  If not, you don't have this privilege of these settings.

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