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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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Can a router map a URL to a local ip?

I'm setting up a facility with many different computers where I don't have access to their hosts files. How would I map test.com to a local server without using the hosts file? Can this be done using ...
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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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Quickly edit / change hosts file on Windows

I routinely need to add / remove / update hosts on a Windows 7 machine to add links to staging / test servers. On Mac I can use ghosts with the syntax ghost add staging-server.local ...
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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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How to make Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox accessible from the internet?

I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu server in VirtualBox. The host is Windows 7 x64. The guest is Ubuntu 11.10 x64. I want to make this server accessible from the internet. How can I do it?
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Mac OS X “hosts” file, can I include other files with it?

I am working on some automation scripts to configure my network settings, hosts file contents, and /etc/resolver files, when accessing different networks I frequent between. There are some ...
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Permissions for editing hosts file on Windows 7 Home Edition

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition on my laptop. I also have an instance of Apache Server running and am trying to create a virtual directory. I have updated apache's vhost-httpd file and now need ...
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nsswitch.conf - cannot modify (read-only)

I am attempting to modify nsswitch.conf from: hosts: files dns to hosts: dns files But, it is read-only. I have tried using: sudo vi /etc/nsswitch.conf And even with :w! It is ...
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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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In your ssh config is it possible to have one host entry for multiple machines on the same domain

I'd like to be able to do something like Host * HostName *.mydomain.com ... So I can type something like ssh test ssh ci ssh dev Instead of having to type ssh test.mydomain.com ssh ...
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Chrome cannot find the host entry for website

When I try to load a website, I get the following error in Chrome, Chrome could not find img.mzsites.com But on another computer, the site has no problems loading. I have tried ipconfig /flushdns, ...
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My facebook redirect to localhost

I am in strange condition right now. I am not able to access facebook. Once I open the facebook it just loads the localhost. I know we can set it from host file. But just have a look at my host ...
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hostname and hostname -s differ

My /etc/hostname has: name.domain.net Previously, it was: old.domain2.net If I do hostame I get name.domain.net. But doing hostname -s returns old. According to the man page: -s, --short ...
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Can I chown /etc/hosts so my user owns it so I can edit it without sudo?

It's a bit inconvenient to have to sudo emacs /etc/hosts whenever I want to make a change to my hosts file, especially since I don't use a Terminal-based editor primarily. Could I change the ownership ...
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hosts file ignored

This is very strange issue. I'm on Windows XP. I have tried to put 41.41.41.41 facebook.com 41.41.41.41 www.facebook.com into C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc/hosts. When I tried to save the file, ...
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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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How can I get other computers to see my new host name?

I recently set up my VM to have a machine name like this : sudo /bin/hostname jax sudo dhclient However, my host machine cannot ping "jax" ? I would assume this is all thats needed.... am i ...
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How to list all DNS names pointing to an IP?

I know – for example – that there are two DNS names for an IP. However nslookup ip only returns one record. How do I get all the records for an IP?
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Software for editing HOSTS file in windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing the HOSTS file Is there a software which allow you to nicely edit hosts file in Windows? For instance, it should allow searching, and will display information in ...
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Hosts file, facebook and SettingsModifier: Win32/PossibleHostsFileHijack

I'm one of those people that needs a bit of protection from their selves at work, so I wanted to add facebook.com to my hosts file. But something strange happens. The moment I add it Microsoft ...
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host(1) command only uses first nameserver?

According to the man page, host ought to query "the server or servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf," but it only uses the first entry in that file: thefourthtower:$cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver ...
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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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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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IEEE 802.1Q (VLANs): Can a station/host be configured as trunk?

I know that IEEE 802.1Q compliant switches can have their ports configured as access (just accept traffic from one specific VLAN) or trunk (carry traffic from more than one VLAN, it must be specified ...
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Joomla cannot connect to MySQL using localhost

I have a fresh Joomla installation in a Mac OS X and I have configured a database to connect the application to. By default, Joomla uses localhost to connect (variable $host), but it does not work. ...
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Automated Windows host -> IP resolution over subnet on Mac

I have a few Windows computers and two Mac computers all on the same router. The Windows computers can find each other by hostname just fine, so for example a UNC path of \\HOSTNAME\SHARE would ...
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How to reroute all traffic using hosts file?

Is there a way to redirect all traffic to one IP in the hosts file? If not, how else could i achieve this?
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Mac has IP address, can connect to router but can't connect outside

Weird problem, my MacBook can't connect anywhere right now! The router works, it gets an IP, it can log into to the router but it can't resolve anything! The router works as I connected another ...
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How to access Guest (Windows XP) Internet from Host (Windows 7) in VMware Workstation?

I am using a 3G USB modem in Windows 7 64-bit. For some odd reason, it gives me a BSOD whenever I try to connect it. What I did is installed Windows XP SP2, in VMware and now I can use it inside the ...
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Resolving UNC path using hosts file

I'm having a problem accessing a UNC path in Windows Server 2008 using the hosts file. My hosts file looks like: 10.x.x.x server_1 When trying to access the unc path: This works: ...
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Fixing DNS on Ubuntu server

I've got a server that is currently running as servername, but I need it to be servername.domain.com (the IP already resolves to servername.domain.com), and I currently have: 0.0.0.0 ...
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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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What tools exist to override an IP from a DNS lookup per browser?

Up front: the per browser (or per process, if you will) part is the important part here. I'm well aware of the /etc/hosts(and its Windows counterpart), but would like to avoid this system-global ...
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Host File Information

I intend to change my organization IP CLASS from CLASS A or CLASS B for 250+nodes. I need to know if I can map a single host name for 2 different IP’s in the host file. For Example. 192.168.100.1 ...
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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 ...
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Corporate firewall blocking localhost/127.0.0.1

Is there some way I can access this without having it go through the corporate firewall at work? I'd like to set up a quick little production (WAMP) environment before moving things to the final ...
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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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VirtualBox Apache needs to be accessed from the Ubuntu host

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 host on which I installed VirtualBox VM. In VirtualBox, I have installed two other Ubuntu machines mainly with the same configuration. I am trying to achieve a High Availability ...
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How do I access internal network virtual hosts in Apache?

This might be a stupid question but I'm tired and can't find a solution. I currently have an Apache Web Server running on Ubuntu 10.4 and I use a DynDNS service to make them accessible to the ...
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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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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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How do I point my Domain Name to my host on my computer (it's Xampp)

How would I point my domain name registered with GoDaddy to my host on my computer. I'm using Xampp as my server. I'm really confused, I've pointed other domain names to other hosts on the internet ...
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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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Modifying .profile for SSH rules

I wish to create the following script in .profile, so each SSH session would go directly into its place: Check the specified host (user@host). If host = host1 -- cd /var/www/site1 etc. Help! :)
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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 clear/flush the DNS cache in Google Chrome?

As you probably know Google Chrome has its own internal DNS cache. Is there a way to clear it without having to wait for the time out or close the browser?
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Why can't I connect to my ip?

What I have is: Windows Vista Xaamp Server Huawei 3G USB modem The problem is that I can't connect to my IP, although I can connect to "127.0.0.1", I've even disabled the firewall and still can't ...
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How do OS's handle /etc/hosts algorithmically?

I have a huge /etc/hosts file with 18,000 lines. I use it to block adservers and such. My browsing performance seems to be fine, but I wonder if there's some size at which I'll start slowing myself ...
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Hosts file location in Windows 7

I know the hosts file should be under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ But for some reason, I don't have the etc directory there at all. In fact, I searched for "hosts" under C:\Windows and found ...