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Difference between DNS and /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS request

My question is: what is the difference between DNS and the static resolution method based on /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS connection? In order to connect to a site using https the ...
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I can't connect to school server from within school network

At our school we have a server where we can access documents and similar. Accessing it is no problem if I connect to the network via VPN connection. But if I connect to the network via the WLAN of the ...
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LINUX Ping host, Display error on failure

I'm writing a bash script to ping a given hostname, and display whether or not the host is active (display a simple message.) Should be easy, but headache instead. Here is what I have so far: ...
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Why is my ping high on certain hosts?

My ping is fine on the host which is located in UK. With this one, 78.110.165.196:5200, it's a normal 190-220, but with the other hosts, like 350.178.33.50.4:5198, it is more. I contacted my ISP, but ...
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Is there a utility to ping a server using aliases in ssh config (instead of /etc/hosts)?

I'm trying to standardize my server aliases across projects by linking together ssh config files that I can keep under version control. I'd like to be able to just define machine aliases along with ...
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VirtualBox cannot ping Windows7 (host), Windows XP (guest)

I have successfully installed a Windows XP OS on VirtualBox with Windows 7 as host. The Windows XP guest is able to navigate on the Internet but I'm not able to ping the guest from the host and ...
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pings for unknown hosts ping 8.15.7.100

Running Ubuntu 9.04. I can ping hosts all day long but when I try to ping a host that doesn't exist, it instead sends pings to 8.15.7.100, which turns in to packet loss, but I'd prefer it if it told ...