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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I opened terminal today and realized that the usual startup text: my-macbook-pro:~ myUsername$_ has been replaced by: mscs256-24197:~ myUsername$_ I tried googling but couldn't find anything.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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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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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 ...
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Why would I need a host adapter pcie card?

I have a total of 4 expansion slots on my PC. I am putting a killer network card, graphic card, and a sound card in it. I searched a list of expansion cards to put in the last slot that could ...
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Adding a line into the hosts file, getting permission denied when using sudo - Mac

I'm trying to add a line into the hosts file on my Mac by executing a one line command on the terminal. I thought this would be easy using sudo, but it returns "permission denied" when I try to add ...
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Sendmail not working on ubuntu guest - unqualified host name

I have a win7 host running ubuntu guest through vbox. it is configured with a bridged network adapter and I am using DHCP to assign an ip of 192.168.0.5 which is mapped to smartstart.dev in my windows ...
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Hosts redirection not working properly

Simply put, I want to redirect uk.wikipedia.org to en.wikipedia.org. I put this in the hosts file on windows, saved it, and flushed the DNS cache: 91.198.174.225 uk.wikipedia.org But when I ...
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while one website host is down, can I set up another host to take over, untill the first host goes back up

Basically I have a simple free host (000webhost.com) that I used to use. Now I have my own machine to host a website. however, when I'm updating stuff on that machine, or anything that might make the ...
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No network connection on Host or Guest simultaneously with Client Hyper-V + Windows 8

I create a virtual switch from the Hyper-V manager, then I set it as the Network adapter in the VM's settings. In subsequent attempts, this happens: The VM gets access to the internet, but the ...
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What's the Windows equivalent of “/etc/hosts”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser? I can block my little brother from accessing a website on my Mac by adding the following line to ...
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Can one make a Macbook behave like a USB-Drive

Is there a Way to emulate an usb-drive with a Macbook? I do not mean to emulate usb drives on my macbook! I would like to plug a double usb cable to my macbook and e.g. my TV. I want the TV to think ...
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Point Multiple IP Addresses to a Single Host Name

Is it possible to have a single host name with multiple IP addresses? The hostname will be used to access a box in LAN with 192.168.x.y and from outside with IP w.x.y.z which is portforwarded to that ...
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Make Mac Parallels IIS website accessible from Internet

I am developing an e-commerce site that is nearly finished, last thing I need to do is debug an issue with a callback from the payment gateway. I am running Windows through Parallels Mac and want to ...
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Hosts entry does not take effect

I am working on windows 7. I have successfully added entries on my hosts file before and it worked fine. 10.10.10.10 me.mysite.com But different website was given to me like this (Similar looking): ...
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'Canonical' way to block websites in Windows 8 without using hosts

In Windows 8, Microsoft has (rightly) decided that Windows Defender will prevent modifications from being made to the %WINDOWS%/System32/Drivers/etc/hosts file. This is an attempt to prevent trojans ...
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If localhost is called 'localhost', why is the gateway not called 'gateway'? [closed]

If you run server services in your computer, it is very easy to configure the same computer to use it: just point the client to localhost. Now the gateway often runs your DHCP, DNS, proxy, firewall, ...
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How to change IP address to point to localhost in Linux?

A sandbox enviroment of a web app is reachable directly by an IP address: http://<my_ip_address> without a login name. Is there a way to make a virtual host in my local machine, named as ...
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Are asterisks in /etc/hosts supposed to have any effect?

I have something like this in /etc/hosts: 192.168.0.1 example.com 192.168.0.1 *.example.com example.com is pinged to 192.168.0.1 as expected but pinging say sub.example.com outputs: ...
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Mac OSX localhost does not resolve

Trying to access localhost no longer works on my new Macbook air. It used to work just fine on my old Macbook Pro which was also running Mountain Lion. I have tried most suggestions found in other ...
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How to block IP Address via Windows Host

I want to block access to a certain ip address via windows host. This is the ip address 41.190.8.17. And this is the content of my host file. # localhost name resolution is handle within DNS ...
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Virtual machine and virus on Host [closed]

The answer should be obvious but I ask anyway. If the host is virus infected with a keylogger and you do sensitive stuff on a virtual linux client, that information is being logged by the keylogger. ...
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find out which program edited my hosts file

I have this line in my hosts file: x.x.x.x www.google.com For many times, I saw this line missing from my hosts file while everything else in it stayed untouched. in this case I would add this line ...
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Cygwin netcat nc doesn't resolve hosts through /etc/hosts

I'm trying to use ssh to log into remote servers, and I have a ProxyCommand setup in ~/.ssh/config to use a proxy (setup through PuTTY to connect to a VPN). The ProxyCommand uses nc to connect ...
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Host file entries are ignored when accessing my University's WLAN

I set up my hosts file in Windows 7, so I can't access certain time-wasting sites. It works fine when I am back home, but as soon as I connect to my University's WLAN, I can still access all sites ...
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Trying to reconcile global ip address and Vhosts

I have been using my local machine as a web server for a while, and I have several websites set up locally on my machine, all with similar Vhost files like the one seen here ...
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Allow all websites for administrator account and block all websites (but a few) for limited accounts

At my work we have a PC which runs Windows XP and is used by all employees. This PC is mainly used for our company website: a trailer booking website. At the moment there is one account: an ...
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Unblocking blocked site with hosts file

I have www.somesite.com blocked in my country. But I have another domain www.another.com that points to the same server and it's not blocked (Apache Virtual Host) and works fine. I put an entry in ...