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Instead of changing my host file I'd like Firefox to think my domain is on my own server while my other browser uses the real IP address. I used to edit my host files but that forces both browsers to change the IP address.

I found change host, but it doesn't appear to use the alternative host file. I also saw a comment asking when it will work on Firefox 6+.

I tried Host Admin and it fails. It works but the alternative IP address must be in your host file already (which I don't want) and it lets you deselect a domain so the host file is ignored which is not what I want.

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The Change Hosts extension you mentioned is marked compatible with Firefox up to version 11. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/change-hosts/versions/1.1.0

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It doesn't appear to work. I wrote my-server-ip www.sdfkdfgkdfjgidjf.com and i get a not found instead of my server page for unknown domains. It said my host file (named 'A") is in use. Thats where i defined it. I dont know why it isnt working –  acidzombie24 Mar 21 '12 at 4:07
Do you get the same results when you enter that in your hosts file? –  htoip Mar 21 '12 at 4:09
No, when i enter in my hosts file i get the actual result i expect. I suspect the extension literally replaces the host file which is definitely not what i want bc i need to access the original website on another browser so i can compare. –  acidzombie24 Mar 21 '12 at 6:47

Maybe the SwitchHost will help check it out

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"Not available for Firefox 8.0" –  acidzombie24 Mar 21 '12 at 2:24

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