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Redirect specific https requests the way HOST redirects specific http requests

Ummm... The question How to block specific HTTPS traffic? seems to have an answer somewhere, but... What I want is to do to https what hosts does to http, that is, redirect the request to someplace ...
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Cleared all of my cache but still seeing old website

I have a website setup on a free host called 00webhost. i was previously using a free web host called wink.s. i have a .com domain purchased from 1and1. i had wink.ws's dns servers pointed to the ...
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Virtualbox host and guest reversed when setting up port forwarding?

In Virtualbox I have a fedora guest and a windows host. I was pulling my hair out configuring IP forwarding and I eventually just decided to switch the IP addresses when I noticed the port I was ...
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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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Is modifying /etc/hostname enough to change the hostname?

I was setting the hostname on my Linux machine with below steps: echo "ABCD" > /etc/hostname hostname -F /etc/hostname Exit from terminal or reboot system Now I can see the new hostname. Now my ...
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EasyPHP cannot modify hosts file

I am using the Virtual Hosts Manager module to add a virtual host so I can access my local site on the browser like so: http://mysite.local/. But I am getting this message: Unfortunately, you do ...
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How to connect a domain name to a host?

I have register a domain on internet like domain.com. I have a server on internet which have installed bind9 service on it. I have enter my name server on DNS tools on my provider domain name manager ...
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Hosts file cannot be found, max OS X

When I went restored my iPhone through iTunes I got an error 3194. I followed the instructions on the Apple site that tells me to edit my hosts file. I followed the instructions and opened sudo in ...
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Local Network web site access with multiple computers

I have a local site running through my server computer located at 192.168.2.111 (port 80) on my network. I'm currently running the site using XAMPP. In order for the site to be accessed, I have ...
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60 minutes, BIG DATA in marketing pruppose

I just saw a episode with 60 minutes US and there was an sequence with all the "social media" that's going on today - that they saving information about all their the users. And then i found ...
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automatically add entries to hosts file

I have a hosts file on my dropbox in which I create shortcuts to all kinds of ip's that I use often (server dev is added as d, stackoverflow is added as so and so on). Over time I have built quite a ...
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Why there is no use changing /etc/hosts

Here are the commands: [17:31:13 root etc]# cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6 127.0.0.2 myweb.com [17:31:25 root etc]# ping ...
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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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Changing my hosts file won't work

A while ago, I messed with my hosts file and it worked just fine. Then I wanted to undo my changes, so instead of deleting the entries, I completely restored the hosts file using one of Microsoft's ...
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Using Maverick, I modified my hosts file to deny access to facebook, doesn't work as intended [duplicate]

I modified both /etc/hosts and /private/etc/hosts here it is ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## ...
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IPs in hosts.deny only block ssh

I am running a small server where I want to block some special IPs using /etc/hosts.deny. If I make an entry like ALL: <IP> only the ssh service will be blocked for IP. All the others ...
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Why won't Windows hosts file block websites?

I'm trying to block a website because someone keeps downloading crap from this website and it's spyware. I tell them it's spyware and they download it anyway. So I'm trying to block it via the hosts ...
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Make an IP forward to a directory on local machine

I would like to setup a forward, where I open my web browser, type in an address such as: http://helpdocs and it direct me to a folder on my computer with a HTML file in it, such as in a website. I ...
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Host hacks when no access to hosts file

I would like to test website where public DNS name is not changed yet. In order to to do that I need to change hosts file on the workstation but the domain security policy prevents me to do so. Is ...
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refresh host file in firefox without closing

I am using ubuntu and firefox, i have a dev server and production server. when i develop i use my dev and change my host file: cat /etc/hosts 10.1.1.1 website.com then, firefox uses my dev server ...
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How to configure and access both local and remote versions of same website/domain?

I am working on a client's website which is currently hosted on an external remote server. I downloaded a copy of the site to my local computer, which is running a 'LAMP stack' set up on Arch Linux, ...
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Change Hosts file based on connection - Windows

So I have a laptop. It connects to places wirelessly. Home, work and public. I want to change the host file based on the network I'm connected too. Realistically, in my situation, I should have 2 ...
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Block ONLY Google Ads

There is an easy way to disable ONLY ads by Google (like this: https://p1.picsto.re/2013-10-06_111448.png )? Using hosts file (I hate Adblock or other bloatware tools) is quite easy but what are the ...
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Virtual Private Server as Intranet host

Is it possible to use a Virtual Private Server to host an intranet and connect to it via the hosts file on your computer? Thanks in advance, Francis
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Redirect all HTTP requests to a website

How to configure windows to open the same static html page for all HTTP browser request. For example if the user types http://www.google.com, my static Index.html will be shown.
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Missing Host File - Mac OS X

I've looked through the internet and even saw a similair posted question, but didn't really give the answer I was looking for, so I'll see if I can get any better luck. I recently had to modify my ...
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Using a custom /etc/hosts, what IP address should I use to instantly time out? I'm running a web server on localhost

I was wondering what I should use. I have tried 129.0.0.1 which times out fairly quickly when I try to access it in a web browser but when loading a page with ads, there is a significant slowdown. ...
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New domain not working on computer that purchased it

I recently purchased a domain name from Hover.com for my website. My nameservers have updated and everyone can access the site... except me. Friends from across the US, local friends, other ...
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/etc/hosts Cannot point hostname to new ip

Under Linux, the /etc/hosts file can be used to override dns definitions, i.e. to point an hostname to a different ip. I need to test a new VPS. So I added a line in the /etc/hosts file: ...
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Terminal host changed

I opened terminal today and realized that the usual startup text: my-macbook-pro:~ myUsername$_ has been replaced by: mscs256-24197:~ myUsername$_ I tried googling but couldn't find anything. ...
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Add 'www' entry to /etc/hosts

Using Windows and JetBrains IDEA; and trying to serve a hard coded .zip file for scala, since IDEA's plugin is hard-coded to a non-existent location on scala-lang.org. So I've added: 127.0.0.1 ...
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How can I redirect a URL with sub-dir to a specific IP address using the Windows HOSTS file?

I want to redirect "www.example.com/sub-dir" to a specific IP, using Windows hosts file. Not just the domain but the domain + sub directory.
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Adding dyndns hostname to /etc/hosts with Alias

I configued my router to work with dyndns. Instead of using the dyndns hostname created by dyndns.org, I want to define my own host name, that in tern, refers to that dyndns hostname. For example, ...
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How to return/simulate error 102 from nginx?

Is it possible to return for a specific domain an error, like if the server (nginx) would not work?
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Unknown hosts between 2 computers

I have 2 computers with Linux running on them: ip: 192.168.0.1 hostname: COMPUTER1 ip: 192.168.0.2 hostname: COMPUTER2 ip: 192.168.0.3 the router I configured the /etc/hostname files with the ...
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Why svchost suchost is running in cmd mode but not in taskmanager

If we go to task manager and check, there seems to be no svchost/suchost process running. However, if we check in cmd mode, using the command TASKLIST, it shows a list of hosts that are running ...
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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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DNS redirect in Win8 like it was possible with hosts file

there was a time when you could redirect a server for debugging purpose simply by changing the windows hosts file. This does not work with windows 8. So what is the easiest way to redirect (let's ...
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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player?

I have a cheap 3G Internet stick with no driver support for my current operating system, yet that is currently my only way to get online. I had no trouble getting a connection with VMWare Player and ...
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trouble adding sub URLs / pages inside a domain to /etc/hosts file

I want the hosts file to block www.url.com/page without blocking www.url.com step 1 ////////////// I've added 127.0.0.1 www.apple.com to my /etc/host file When I do ping www.apple.com I get this ...
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Blocking a site from myself and redirecting

I've tried editing "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts" by adding: 127.0.0.1 websitetoblock.com But I can still access the website. Ideally I want to be redirected to a URL of my choice if I try ...
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my LAN pcs are not able to connect to the Internet. I am using DHCP server and linkys router

My connection details: A have atotal 10 PCs connected to Linksys router. DHCP is enabled in the router. IP adddress: 192.168.0.103---013 subnet 255.255.255.0 gateway: 192.168.0.1 ...
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Split HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows

I have a file called hosts located at: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc I want to create two partial file of a single one. So that, I can add my entries each time to a new file without having ...
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host to host translation in linux?

In Linux (fedora or cent OS, etc), I want to say if one program tries to download from one url, it goes to my host (my url) instead of what it tries to go. Something like /etc/hosts, but /etc/hosts is ...
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Localhost via WAMP doesn't connect

I needed to change the default port wamp was listening to, so now I need to use another one, let's say 81. So now instead of going to http://localhost now I need to go to http://localhost:81. No ...
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Why is the url being turned into an IP?

I am trying to understand why when I type in a url address that is for a development server my browser changes it to an IP? In the top of my host files I have something like 11.111.111.11 devserver. ...
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Hostname resolution of Linux machines with static IP

I have couple of linux servers that I to assign static IPs to because I'm doing some CARPing and Vlans. The way my DNS server is set, it gets the hostnames dynamically from the nodes, as soon as ...
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How can I automate my usage of three VM machines with the same alias?

How do I automate my usage of three VM machines which require me to add a IP aliased to a name in my HOSTS file. I upload code to the server of choice and then I go to the address http:/ / ...
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Locally redirecting domains (like with /etc/hosts) during certain hours of the day

folks. In the interest of upping my productivity, I'd like to selectively block or redirect certain websites in blocks of time during the day. I've already got some sites completely blocked in my ...
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Host File under MacOSX

I am trying to edit my host file to see how it works. But with no success. I enter this in my /etc/host file: 173.194.66.103 www.youtube.com And when I type 173.194.66.103 on the browser I get ...