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Hosts not recognized?

Basically, nobody can establish a connection to anything I host. The website, teamspeak, and game servers. I think it may have something to do with the hosts file or network configuration, but I have ...
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Firefox not taking note of /etc/hosts?

I've set foo.com to 127.0.0.1 in my /etc/hosts file in (located here on Windows: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts). Though Chrome loads foo.com with the one hosted locally on port 80, Firefox ...
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how to properly edit hosts, hostname and resolf.conf?

I have been searching the Internet for a real nop tutorial on the subject but could not found any direct info. on how to edit these files the proper way. I have a Debian Internet server that I use to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hidden Global Proxy Settings?

I have a problem with proxies: I can not turn off proxy settings completely either in Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3 or Firefox 3.5 I used to use FoxyProxy for switching between proxies in firefox ...
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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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Moving 33Gb images from Shared host to VPS

i have a shared host in iPage, and now i have purchase an unmanaged VPS. in my iPage host i have 33Gb of images and i want to transfer it to the VPS. What would be the most effective method to ...
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How can I create shorter URLs to sites on my computer?

I was wondering if I could use my Windows 7 hosts file to create shorter URLs for sites? OR is there another way. I tried ones like the following but I'm guessing it only works with IP Addresses? ...
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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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Why I need to modify “etc\hosts” to be able to open the website?

I have a web-server in my network which its IP is 192.168.249.10. When I try to open it using its IP address in the browser, I face the following result: http: https: As you see above, I can't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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CRON job on Ubiquity Edge Router to Modify hosts File

I am trying to setup a cron job on my Ubiquity Edge Router that will modify the hosts file once in the morning and once at night on weekdays, to block various websites from 8AM - 7PM M-F. I have ...
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Pinging website returns 127.0.0.1

I have a website that cannot be loaded when browsing, so I pinged that website, it shows a reply from 127.0.0.1 (In a normal situation it will show our local IP address or proxy) I checked the ...
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Share VirtualBox OS through LAN to boot from another PC?

In my school, our computers are not really computers (confusing). We have something like set top boxes that are connected through LAN cable to a huge server that runs Operating systems: The ...
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Can't access host-only network when on two interfaces [duplicate]

I'm trying to use a host-only connection with my VirtualBox VM. My VM is set up and can ping the host (192.168.56.1) on vboxnet0. If I disconnect the host from my local network (internet access) I ...
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Command-line host info

What is the equivalent of host hostname from Linux in Windows? For the people pointing me to how to change hostname in Windows, it is not about changing the computer's hostname, what I meant was: $ ...
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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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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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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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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, ...