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2answers
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Why is Chromium bypassing /etc/hosts and dnsmasq?

I'm using hostsblock together with dnsmasq on Arch Linux to block some websites, one of them is facebook.com and www.facebook.com. I know everything is working properly because a simple ping to ...
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1answer
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With a hosts file Chrome takes too long to realize that 0.0.0.0 isn't real

So i have a hosts file with many links set to 0.0.0.0, and a lot of times when i go to websites, Chrome is taking too long "waiting for googlesyndication.com" (ad sites that i put in the hosts file) ...
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1answer
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Windows Hosts file Entry for Dev Server

I have an ip address that I don't want to assign to my domain just yet while it is being developed. However I would like a way for my clients to access the site other than typing in the address. I ...
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1answer
168 views

Google Chrome reads hosts file changes for too long

When I use the system hosts file to override DNS, Google Chrome takes longer than I'd like to pick up the changes, sometimes requiring a minute or longer to notice. Is there any way to make this ...
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5answers
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Chrome does not follow hosts file

I have custom domains set up for internal web site testing in my /etc/hosts file. I try to access them in Chrome, and I get routed to a Google search instead. But when I ping the domains, they ...
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1answer
331 views

Firefox not taking note of /etc/hosts?

I've set foo.com to 127.0.0.1 in my /etc/hosts file in (located here on Windows: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts). Though Chrome loads foo.com with the one hosted locally on port 80, Firefox ...
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4answers
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How do I tell Google Chrome to read a different hosts file?

At work in my university, the computers in the office all use Windows XP, latest service pack. They've given each one of us a regular account, with no way of installing programs or making ...
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4answers
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Force Chrome to open URLs as URLs, instead of searching

I have a local Apache server running, which is defined through /etc/hosts as "apache". So I often open pages like: http://apache/website/ Normally, this works fine. However, since I am using a more ...
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1answer
285 views

How to disable unneeded error message using hosts file in Google Chrome

OS=Debian squeeze, browser Google Chrome 15.0.874.106 I use the hosts file to block unwanted sites, especially ad sites, from loading into the browser. In Iceweasel/Firefox you can block "unable to ...
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2answers
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Simulate manipulation of the etc/hosts file in Google Chrome

How can I set up Chrome to reference hostname lookups locally and not from the standard etc/hosts file? When debugging a website, it's sometimes useful to set up entries in ...
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2answers
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How to auto-redirect browser URL to another page?

What I want: When users type a certain URL, say, reddit.com or cracked.com, that they get automatically redirected to another site... say khanacademy.org or something. I am volunteering at my local ...