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Using Proxy Server to act as hosts file

I am trying to see if I can have a specific Hosts file that only a Proxy Server application on my machine will use while the remainder of the machine uses the normal proxy server. For example, I want ...
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changing hosts file on snow leopard

I need to add an entry to my hosts file on Snow Leopard. I could edit the hosts file with root user enabled, but in the system doesn't let me to save this file saying that I don't have permissions to ...
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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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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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Possible reasons WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts is not working (appart from the obvious)

Here's my C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.168.100.1 router testing it: C:\>ping router Ping request could not find host router. Please check ...
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hosts file and unblocked subdomains

I modified hosts file to block google.com and its subdomains but it blocks only the main domain name. It does not block the subdomains. Windows 7 Starter 127.0.0.1 google.com It blocks google.com ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I tell if I am SSH'd in somwhere already?

Is there an easy way to tell if I am SSH'd in somewhere without typing 'exit'? Like, if I am currently sitting at computer A and I SSH'd to computer B and then from B to computer C, is there a way I ...
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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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Host-based snakeoil certificates in Ubuntu

How to create snakeoil a certificate and a key for a given host in Ubuntu?
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Editing the hosts file

I'm looking to edit the Windows TCP/IP hosts file (at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). I'm wondering, what is the best way to do this (on Windows XP)? Let's say that I want to redirect, say, ...
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How do you add an ip/hostname pair to the host file in windows 7?

Our network IT people hate us, so our ip addresses are not entered in to the DNS lookup automatically if we run a non-Windows OS. How do I get my Windows 7 machine to find the non-Windows OS machine ...
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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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How do I set an alias name in the hosts file?

I have a production server, on which three different application are running. I need to configure aliases for that server, according to which application needs to be accessed by the user. How do I ...
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Blocking a game on XP with the hosts file

In the Windows XP hosts file (C:\windows\drivers\etc\hosts) replaces the mnemonic format with an ip address locally before talking to the dns. Previously, I have used the four slots for hosts and ...
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How do I get IE to use my hosts file when using a proxy .pac file?

I have the following line in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts: 192.168.12.1 myapp.local When I open up a command prompt and type "ping myapp.local", I get a response from 192.168.12.1. When ...
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Remove key from known_hosts

I have built several virtual machines during the last few weeks. The problem is, the .ssh/known_hosts gives me the Man in the middle warning. This happens because another fingerprint is associated ...
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How can I get VirtualBox to play nicely with dual monitors?

I use VirtualBox to run a Ubuntu x64 guest under a Vista x64 host with a 19" and 15" monitor. I enable seamless mode in VirtualBox, but the windows don't actually move anywhere other than the ...