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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 itself....
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How can I overwrite the hosts file in Windows 7?

I can't overwrite my hosts file in Windows 7. I open Notepad as an administrator and open the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc) as an administrator. 96.44.181.245 www.Google.com has ...
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How to route somehost to other host with some port on linux?

Say I want to route all requests to google.com to localhost:333 , how to do so?
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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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How can I rapidly switch hosts?

I'm in the process of migrating a forum setup from one version of the software on one machine (older shared Windows host) to a new VPS (Windows Server 2008). To install the software, I used my hosts ...
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Windows Script Host Error Dialog Popups in the morning

A few days ago when I resume my computer from sleep mode in the mornings I would see an error dialog from "Windows Script Host" that read: "There is no script engine for file extension ".vbs". I am ...
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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 use the computer name in this situation?

I have the following scenario: Windows 7 64-bit, hosting an XP Mode, on the host machine there is Oracle 10g installed. On the XP Mode there is Oracle Client installed. From XP Mode I am able to ...
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Redirect one domain to other using hosts file or similar

Usually, the syntax in the /etc/hosts file is IP hostname alias1 alias2 but I want to make something like SERVER SERVER2 but I don't want to specify the SERVER IP in the file, only the host ...
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Using Proxy Server to act as hosts file

I am trying to see if I can have a specific Hosts file that only a Proxy Server application on my machine will use while the remainder of the machine uses the normal proxy server. For example, I want ...
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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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Windows - hosts file resets without my interference

I have a pretty long list of time-wasting sites in the hosts file and it is working just fine, however I'm experiencing a very strange behavior - every day or two (my PC turns on automatically every ...
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URL not responding on OS X, fine on other machine

For some reason I can't access anything on python.org. nslookup resolves the IP address, but no browser or curl command will fetch anything. It works fine on a VMWare Ubuntu virtual machine and on a ...
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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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hosts file for ip address

I would like to map ip address to specific localhost interfaces (e.g. 23.45.66.77 => 127.0.3.3). For named hosts I can use the hosts file. Naturally this doesn't work for IP address. This has to work ...
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Why is “127.0.0.1 localhost” needed in HOSTS file?

I disabled all my network connections and deleted 127.0.0.1 localhost in HOSTS file but cannot find what had I broken by it. My IIS and MS SQL Server 2008 R2 continues to resolve localhost just fine ...
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How can I prevent users from circumventing the Windows hosts file?

I realized Windows hosts entries can easiliy be circumvented by just setting a system proxy or use a webproxy like hide my ass. How can prevent my kids from circumventing my hosts file that blocks ...
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How can I map multiple hostnames to localhost?

I'm testing an application on my PC, this application connects to various servers so I need to mimic that on my box. How can I map hostnames to 127.0.0.1? localhost already refers to 127.0.0.1, but ...
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ssh - no route to host

I have 3 machines (A, B and C) behind WLAN Router. From B i can make ssh to A and from A to B also. Ssh between C and A is also working (both destination, C->A and A->C). But when i try to connect B ...
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How can I modify my hosts file? It is read-only and cannot be modified even as Adminstrator.

Does anyone know how to modify entries on the hosts file when it is marked as read-only? I have tried unchecking the Read-only tick box, but I get an Access is Denied error, and I'm running as the ...
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How do I set an alias name in the hosts file?

I have a production server, on which three different application are running. I need to configure aliases for that server, according to which application needs to be accessed by the user. How do I ...
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Blocking a game on XP with the hosts file

In the Windows XP hosts file (C:\windows\drivers\etc\hosts) replaces the mnemonic format with an ip address locally before talking to the dns. Previously, I have used the four slots for hosts and ...
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MAMP PRO on Lion: why can't I see any changes in httpd-vhosts.conf?

After adding a local virtual host in MAMP PRO (os x lion) everything works as expected. Out of curiosity I had a look at httpd-vhosts.conf file placed in MAMP/conf/apache/extra and to my surprise this ...
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Is there a way to 'include' a separate file in /etc/hosts?

Is there any way to 'include' another file within the /etc/hosts file? Particularly I want to include a non-protected (-rw-rw-rw) file so I can easily edit it in something like TextMate without having ...
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Redirect browser to different host and port

Background, Running windows 7, FF3.5, and am an admin. I recieve emails from an internal company service that has links. The problem is the links don't work from my office. If the resource is http://...
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How do I refresh and clear all entries in hosts file on Windows Vista and 7?

A website is not opening on my PC which was accessible a week ago. I don't know how to delete the wrong entries in the hosts files. Is it possible to clear all the entries in the hosts file? I'm ...
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windows 10 hosts file entries been commented out

Windows 10 is commenting out my hosts file entries. This happens periodically so every 1 hour. Although I manage to save the changes but they will be commented out after around 1 hour. I never ...
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http://localhost:3000 works, but http://127.0.0.1:3000 doesn't

I'm building a Rails application on my local dev machine. When running my local server, I can access http://localhost:3000 without a problem. However, when I try to navigate to http://127.0.0.1:3000, ...
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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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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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'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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Access a local web server from a mobile phone?

I am developing a website and I'd like to look at it from my mobile phone (which is right next to the dev computer, on the same LAN). The development is on a dev computer with XAMPP. The local domain ...
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How to make a website inaccessible from Chrome?

Using the Windows OS's host file to redirect an URL to an invalid one, e.g. 127.0.0.1, will help me to stop that URL in Internet Explorer and Firefox but not in Google Chrome. How can I do that in ...
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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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Custom host file for Firefox

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 ...
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Why in Windows 'localhost' connection is reset while 127.0.0.1 and other specified in 'hosts' file work?

I want to test some HTTP server on localhost address under Windows (XP) and I get strange behaviour: when I enter http://localhost/ in my browser I get connection reset error, while putting http://127....
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Ubuntu 10.10 + apache: vhost not working

At home I have an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop system for development purpose. For some reason I can't get virtual hosting working. At work I have an almost similar setup (completely done by me) with Apache ...
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How to block access to a website on Lucid Lynx?

I am trying to block a few websites on a lucid lynx, I tried editing /etc/hosts and that blocks access via url but the site still open if I enter the ip on the browser, how can I block ip access also? ...
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Block (nullroute?) an IPv6 hostname using /etc/hosts

I'm trying to prevent my web browser from communicating with certain hosts (mostly ads and tracking). I have a list of such hosts in my /etc/hosts file. For IPv4 I can do: 255.255.255.255 example....
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What unresolvable IP address should I use to block adverts?

I don't want to depend solely on in-browser ad blockers. I therefore created my own block list of advertisers' domains and pointed them all to a 0.0.0.0 IP address. I now started a project and need ...
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Load local file in place of remote file (HTTP) address in Windows

I am trying to achieve something that you might typically use a hosts file for, but that isn't suitable here. I want a Windows PC to refer to a local file (I can serve it from a web server at ...
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HTTP server doesn't seem to support byte ranges. Cannot resume. homestead up

When I used the command "homestead up" it stopped working at 45% so I closed it and restarted my computer. Now when I try to run the command homestead up, my computer says resuming download then I get ...
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Can you map a certain url to another ip?

There's a similar question to this, but that one only says that you need to setup a webserver, but doesn't elaborate on that and is probably something that I'm not looking for. Another one was over ...
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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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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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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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Make IP Address point to webroot instead of virtual hosts' documentroot

I used to have a one-to-one domain name and IP. Recently I've paid for a second domain name and decided to host it on the same box and IP. As such, I added virtualhosts to point each domain name to a ...
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How can I tell if I am SSH'd in somwhere already?

Is there an easy way to tell if I am SSH'd in somewhere without typing 'exit'? Like, if I am currently sitting at computer A and I SSH'd to computer B and then from B to computer C, is there a way I ...
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How to use multiple localhosts

On my local development machine (Windows 7), I am using IIS and XAMPP to develop websites. Because it is unclear when I have multiple websits running, I am tried to rewrite the hosts file (C:\Windows\...
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Windows XP - Hosts file has been tampered with

My Windows XP hosts file has been tampered with, and I can't fix it. This is particularly bad because whatever tampered with the hosts file left these: ... 188.124.7.190 www.google.com 188.124.7.190 ...