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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 ...
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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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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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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 /etc/...
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Why doesn't my HOSTS file redirect DNS in Windows 7?

I've modified the HOSTS file on my Windows 7 machine in exactly the same manner as I have in the past on my Vista and XP machines; however it has had no effect. How do you redirect URLs in Windows 7 ...
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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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pings for unknown hosts ping 8.15.7.100

Running Ubuntu 9.04. I can ping hosts all day long but when I try to ping a host that doesn't exist, it instead sends pings to 8.15.7.100, which turns in to packet loss, but I'd prefer it if it told ...
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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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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 8.8.8....
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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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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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Is the hosts file ignored in windows if DNS Client service is running?

I've seen a number of articles about how to edit the hosts file in Windows 7, but it's all about how to open notepad as administrator, not the actual behavior of the dns lookups afterward. I've read ...
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Global hosts in /etc/hosts file?

I have a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server as my network router. Is it possible to set a global host in its /etc/hosts file, like: 127.0.0.1 www.foo.bar that redirects all requests (e.g. browsing ...
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How do I use wildcards to redirect/block domains on OS X?

I have tried dnsmasq, squid and this dns proxy, however, none of them does what I want. I want to do something like this: 127.0.0.1 *facebook.com 127.0.0.1 *imgur.com Where every URL matched is ...
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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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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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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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how to get the name of current host?

This may be a pretty dump question! So how do I get the host name so that I can ssh into my machine (which is a Mac)? For instance : ssh myusername@<hostname> Is there any command to find out ...
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Weird Terminal error when opening TextEdit.app

I was trying to edit my host file with the command sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts I got the following error: Sending synchronize message <dictionary: ...
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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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Own email domain hosting [closed]

Is is possible to host a own email domain for free. I mean like host it myself but without buying a domain. Thank you in advance for your help
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configure router for DNS queries for specific domain

I want to configure my Netgear N-150 router so that it answers DNS queries within the LAN. This is in context of running different kinds of servers: e-mail, news, web or VoIP from home. Nothing is ...
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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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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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/etc/hosts deleted on restart

Since yesterday, my /etc/hosts file disappears "magically" on restart. When I recreate it via sudo vim hosts everything works, but it's gone once I restart. I'm on Mac OSX 10.6.8, running MAMP 1.9.4 (...
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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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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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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 servername....
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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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How to simulate entries in HOSTS file with an IE 7 browser plugin

Is it possible in Internet Explorer 7 to simulate HOSTS file entries with a plugin? For example, can you tell IE to resolve all requests for xyz.com to a specific IP address? We have some QA testers ...
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DNS Client Event 1012: Error reading local hosts file

My notebook boots extreme slowly and shows loads of the following error in the event log: Error reading local hosts file Source: DNS Client Events EventID: 1012 The computer is quite new, I kind ...
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Unable to connect host from guest VPC

My host is WinXP and my guest (on VPC 2007) is also WinXP. Both have SP2. I am unable to ping either from one another. However, I am able to connect to the Internet from the guest. My intention is to ...
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Unable to traceroute from RSA Authentication Manager to Windows Host Machine

I'm setting up my virtual environment for a virtual machine like this, Problem : Here, I need to test, whether my windows host browser and the RSA AM VM is able to connect or not. Try: For this ...
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Strange response from a HTTP server

I noticed an unfamiliar device when scanning my local wireless network. It had two open (listening?) TCP ports; TCP/80 (http?) & TCP/443 (https?). In an effort to identify the unfamiliar device;...
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Batch file unable to edit the HOSTS file

I have a host edit that I need to deploy for a department. Rather than add that to their current image I was planning to add that as a post deployment script. I cast about looking for a script to edit ...
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How do I ping virtual machines that are connected to my host pc?

I have installed VirtualBox on my pc. I have "Virtual Host-Only Network" virtual network card and two connected machines to it via Host-Only network mode. I want to check their addresses from host, ...
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Setting up hostmask for IRC users

I have set up an irc network but i would like to hide the ip address of users that connect to the network. I have BNC, is that something i can use to mask everyone's ip or just mine? I just want an ...
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Host different pages all together [duplicate]

Let's say I have got 5 websites in the different hostings each. I want to create a page for each of them but host them all together under a subdomain of ONE hosting, For example. www.site1.com -> At ...
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Windows 8.1 Single Language: Access is denied (hosts file and registry)

Just switched from windows 7 to 8.1 (New machine scanned for viruses, Antivirus temporary disabled) and discovered that windows doesn't allow access to large amount of its files that were easily ...
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windows 8.1 hosts file # redirect this is just a bad ideas

I've been editing my host file for a while never had this kind of problem. A few days ago I'm not sure either windows or a malware override my host file For example if I did this 127.0.0.1 yk-sms....
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USB Type B: Why male vs. female differentiation is not enough?

This manufacturer website is very definite: The two types of plugs have the same number of pins, and are electrically identical. They are only different mechanically. This was an intentional ...
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Unable to browse IP using Browser after adding in Host File

I have mapped an IP in my Host file My IP XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX myservername server name is just a name without any "." When i try to ping it from command prompt using ping myservername it return ...
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Access web server on LAN using IP fail

I have a web server in my LAN with IP: 192.168.1.103, I can only access the web server from browser in this computer through http://localhost:8080, I cannot access it through 192.168.1.103:8080, nor ...
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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: 123.123.123....
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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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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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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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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 /etc/apache2/sites-...