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etc/hosts question

Sometimes when I'm reading news I click on a headline and it takes me to telegraph.co.uk news which I don't like to read, so I tried to make my hosts file redirect to localhost. So in my hosts file I ...
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IPs in hosts.deny only block ssh

I am running a small server where I want to block some special IPs using /etc/hosts.deny. If I make an entry like ALL: <IP> only the ssh service will be blocked for IP. All the others ...
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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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Trasferring files from Host A to Host B without downloading on hard drive and simple ftp?

I have a website to move from One Host to another .. for example : from bluehost to hostgator ... i have made my website zip which is 2 gb .. i want to know if there is any software or something ...
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only google.com returns “Sorry, host not found.”

I can do an nslookup on google.com and get an IP. I can connect to the IP in my browser window and do searches. but google.com and chrome bar searches will give me an error "Sorry, host not found" I ...
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My websites on the same host seem to be down for me only… how can this happen?

I have a shared host in the States (I'm based in Australia) that is inaccessible from our internet (up to 3 computers using our ISP connection are receiving Problem loading page in FireFox). Everyone ...
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How did I manage to mangle my Mac OS X hosts?

A while ago I set reddit.com to 127.0.0.1 in my hosts, because it was way too much of a time sink. I don't remember exactly how I set it - I know I had some trouble with it and tried a few different ...
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Redirect a url to another url

I need to redirect a url to another url. THe PC where this should be done has Linux but no server program such as Apache. When the user type www.mycomerp.com, it should redirect it to ...
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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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Using “hosts” file to redirect

Ok, I know how to redirect a normal page using the "host" file but it doesn't work for certain pages like http://rustledjimmies.com/ or http://heyyeyaaeyaaaeyaeyaa.com/ For example, I want to ...
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Block page with windows hosts file

I want to use the windows 7 hosts file (in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) to block this page : play.chessbase.com/js/apps/playchess However, it is not working despite all these entries: ...
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Raspberry Pi: “Cannot find host”

I changed my hostname on my raspberry pi using this resource: How to Change Your Raspberry Pi (or Other Linux Device’s) Hostname. When I use the host name on the ssh client to connect to the ssh ...
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create alias for existing hostnames

the question has been asked numerous times but I cannot find a clear answer. I have a database on Azure: gtxxxxxxx.database.windows.net however, to make things more easy (I hate typing) I would ...
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How to connect a domain name to a host?

I have register a domain on internet like domain.com. I have a server on internet which have installed bind9 service on it. I have enter my name server on DNS tools on my provider domain name manager ...
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automatically add entries to hosts file

I have a hosts file on my dropbox in which I create shortcuts to all kinds of ip's that I use often (server dev is added as d, stackoverflow is added as so and so on). Over time I have built quite a ...
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Why there is no use changing /etc/hosts

Here are the commands: [17:31:13 root etc]# cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6 127.0.0.2 myweb.com [17:31:25 root etc]# ping ...
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How to configure and access both local and remote versions of same website/domain?

I am working on a client's website which is currently hosted on an external remote server. I downloaded a copy of the site to my local computer, which is running a 'LAMP stack' set up on Arch Linux, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I unprotect the hosts file?

I know that to edit the hosts file you need to launch a text editor as administrator, but that's cumbersome. I am the only person that uses my computer and I edit the hosts file quite frequently ...
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Apache / Hosts file blocking unwanted connections

I have set up a local website on my machine running at port 80. I have also set up a list of unwanted connections in my host file (using this : ...
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Any way to use multiple hosts files on windows?

Question Is there any way to use multiple hosts files on windows(7) ? Preferably without installing any external programs. Example Say my hosts file has in it 10.2.3.4 bob.com 10.2.3.5 ...
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What is the executable /usr/bin/host on linux good for? Can I kill it?

So I had a compromised /usr/bin/host process running and trying to open HTTP requests out of my machine. I killed it. But now I am wondering. Do I need /usr/bin/host for anything? How do I re-install ...
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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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How can I block OS X's Apple App store by edit hosts file?

I know I can easily block Google.HK just to add those lines in hosts 0.0.0.0 www.google.com.hk www.google.com.hk But can I use hosts file to block certain App? Like what if I want to block ...
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How to simulate “global hosts file” on my LAN?

I would like to access machines on my LAN by names. Not with fully qualified names, but with names. Some of machines are Windows, another are Linux. All of them are obtaining IPs over DHCP, some of ...
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After install antivirus nod32 on windows 8.1, I can't edit hosts file

My problem: I installed nod32 and after that I can't edit hosts file on windows 8.1 - window appears "Access denied". Of course I've opened hosts file as administrator by notepad. I don't know where ...
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Cannot edit host file even with “run as admin”

I am trying to edit my hosts file and I cannot seem to save it. I open notepad (run as admin) and when I go to save it gives me the error: "please make sure the file isn't opened in another location." ...
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Make an IP forward to a directory on local machine

I would like to setup a forward, where I open my web browser, type in an address such as: http://helpdocs and it direct me to a folder on my computer with a HTML file in it, such as in a website. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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create intranet website on windows 7

I want to create a web site in my LAN, but instead of using my laptop or PC as the hostname of the web site, users should be able to use something like css.domain.com. I'm doing this because I want ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Mac OS X: hosts file changes don't persist

On my Mac OS X 10.5.7 system I've installed and uninstalled GasMask (a utility to manage hosts files) at some point. Ever since then, when I manually edit my hosts file (which I furthermore manually ...
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Is it safe to use a remote etc/hosts file?

We have 7-8 PCs that have IP addresses in the hosts file. Our issue is that these addresses can change (because we are tied in to corporate DHCP and have no control over this). What I am thinking of ...
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Can the Host be the AD for the VMs?

I just bought a new desktop specifically for running VMs, testing and learning the microsoft stack (server, sql, SharePoint, etc). This PC is dual booted with 8.1 and Server 2012 R2. I am wondering ...
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How to point a public IP to a laptop at my home?

I got a public IP from GoDaddy, on which I want to host my website. I want to create the server at my home, on PC or laptop. I want to test with my laptop, which is connected to internet using a wifi ...
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Changing priorities of DNS and etc\hosts in Windows 2008 R2

The X issue One of our customers have an issue with Oracle DG - sometimes DNS is not responsive and DG connection fails. I decided to add fall back entry in etc\hosts, but it has cons too: DNS ...