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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 ...
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Using a proxy server as a replacement for hosts file

When developing a website, it's often handy to map the domain to 'localhost' in your hosts file so you can use the real url in a browser. However, switching between local and public hosts using the ...
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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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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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I've lost rights to edit files in folder etc

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts I'm updating the hosts file on regular basis but suddenly it stopped working and now asks for admin rights even though I am administrator. I've modified and ...
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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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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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ports and what they do

I am curious as to what a port number does. Are there specific port numbers for specific things? I know there is port 80 and I heard of 8000 in passing. I don't know why they are called that and ...
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Hosts File not working correctly

I'm having some issues with my hosts file. 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 whatever 127.0.0.1 sub.localhost 127.0.0.1 example.com localhost and whatever both work. However the others have weird ...
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Where to get the global /etc/hosts file with all domains?

It can be useful to quickly look up domain name of IP and find neighbour domains served by the same IP, also to find definitely busy (and probably spare) domain names. Also it's value will jump high ...
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HOSTS File Edit in Windows 7 Not Effective - Pinging URL Still Shows Original IP Address

I've edited my HOSTS file on my Windows 7 Ultimate PC to re-route a couple of URLs so that they point to 127.0.0.1, but after saving the file (and re-opening to verify the changes were written) and ...
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How to alias a hostname on Mac OSX

In a nutshell, I would like to be able to open a browser and open local.example.com but it actually loads http://localhost/path/to/example.com/ I am using Mac OSX 10.5, and not afraid to get my hands ...
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How to alias a hostname?

Is it possible to keep a network alias - without specifying the IP address in the hosts file? For instance, I have abcd.efgh.com but want abcd -> abcd.efgh.com so that ping and ssh work as they ...
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How to edit the hosts in Windows 7?

I would like to add an address to the hosts file. I am running Windows 7 (Hebrew edition), and I am the system administrator. I have tried the command notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts to ...
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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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Don't add hostkey to known_hosts for SSH

I want to connect to a host via SSH but I don't want the hostname to be added to my ~/.ssh/known_hosts. How can I do that?
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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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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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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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Hosts file resetting on Windows 7

Recently I've noticed my hosts file resetting itself. D:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc (OS installed on D drive) First time it reset it to the default, and now for the first time its completely ...
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Using wildcards in names in Windows hosts file

Is there a way to create a wildcard domain in the Windows hosts file. I tried this xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx *.somedomain.com This does not work, is there maybe some other syntax I should use? I am ...
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Map localhost to IP address on Windows XP & Internet Explorer 7+?

I'm trying to map 'localhost' to an IP address elsewhere on the network, say '10.0.1.1' for example. I've tried editing my hosts file, changing the entry from: 127.0.0.1 localhost to 10.0.1.1 ...
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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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Windows 7 stopped using the 'hosts' file for DNS resolution

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Starting today, I noticed that DNS resolution is not reading my %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file. I say this because I added two new entries to ...
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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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Block website on Windows without host file

Is it possible to block website on Windows without modifying hosts files? The reason I do not want to use it is that users need administrator options to modify it. I need some easier way to block a ...
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How can I route a domain to my box at home?

I currently own my own domain, and have been using dyndns.com's "custom DNS" to allow me to redirect 'example.com' to my website at home, which is on a dynamic IP. I've now switched over to a VPS ...
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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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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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Hosts entry for a fileserver don't work, why? [duplicate]

I have several entries in my hosts file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) for some servers with MS SQL Server. Does this work for fileservers (a first quick tests failed, Why)? Edit: Access ...
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is using Hosts for resolving a sql-server more performant?

we have a legacy application which uses a access.mdb with hundreds of ODBC-connected tables on a sql-server. the access.mdb contains nothing else than these odbc-connections. Now we consider to use a ...
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DNS lookup problems Mac OS X - but nslookup works!

I'm having DNS lookup problems on my internal network. I'm using an internal DNS server with the ip 192.168.1.254. If I use nslookup everything works like it should: hawk:~ user$ nslookup ...
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Viable to virtualize my laptop?

I have a laptop that I'd like to run multiple operating systems on, at the same time. Specifically, I'd like to be able to boot up a Windows 7, if needed, a Windows XP, if needed, and a Ubuntu ...
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Everyone group Full Control of HOSTS file

Am in the process of documenting how to install a new remote access solution across (our granted somewhat small) user base. During the install of the client on XP the program asks to be given access ...
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Hostname redirection using Hosts file

We can use C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file to map hostname with IP addresses like this 127.0.0.1 localhost But is it possible to assign one hostname to another like this? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to redirect a domain to another one on my machine only?

I want all requests from my machine to example.com be redirected to example.com.edgesuite.net I tried adding the following line to the hosts file both on Windows and Linux ...