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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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Browsers seems to ignore the hosts file while ping works?

I am trying to make xyz.com always map to google.com (216.58.219.206) on my machine (OS X El Capitan). Made the following changes to the /etc/hosts file: 216.58.219.206 xyz.com I've cleared the ...
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Having two IPs for same hostname in hosts file

Request I would like to have my hostname let's say hostA resolve to IP1 if i am at home and IP2 if i am remote Is it possible to have two IPs for the same hostname so that it tries them both and takes ...
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Host Website Using Github

I followed the process on http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/using-github-pages-to-host-your-website to create a personal website. Hosting service is Github and the domain is from Go daddy. I did Cname ...
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Inventory file parameters not being used in Ansible

I’m trying to get Ansible up and running for the first time. For some reason, the parameters I have added to my hosts file are not being used when I run a command like ansible all -m ping It tries to ...
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Periodic “resolving host” on Windows 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and periodically (every few hours on an average day) get a "resolving host" message in Chrome. Despite the fact I am still connected to my wifi router, ping 8.8.8.8 will also ...
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Batch script to write a line in host file to block a website

Batch script to write a line in host file to block a website I will be sending this remotely. I know how to do it on my PC manually, but I need the batch command to send remotely to block a website. ...
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OSX 10.8 trying to browse website hosted on remote machine connected by VPN

I have a development version of my website my.sandbox running on my work computer. (Ubuntu). I have a VPN connection from my home computer (OSX 10.8) to my work computer which works successfully. I ...
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Map subdomains and path to localhost?

For a particular development task, I need this mapping to happen: mysub.myservice.com/a/b/* -> localhost/* mysub.myservice.com/anything else should route as normal. What is the simplest way to ...
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Notebook is losing ability to see Linux SMB server by name

I have Linux SMB server on my home network. All computers see it, hence it itself is OK. My notebook is losing its ability to see it from time to time. Other network is OK from the notebook at the ...
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How can I list all head node host names on a network?

We have multiple clusters available at work. I don't know the names of all of them. How can I get a list of all head nodes available?
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Use /etc/hosts entry for nginx proxy_pass

I'm currently linking together a couple of Docker containers so I can create a reverse proxy using Nginx and the services running on those containers. An entry looks like this: location / { ...
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Windows hosts: how can I redirect HTTPS site?

I have the following in my C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts: 127.0.0.1 example.com It works when I use: http://example.com But does not work when I use: https://example.com, which gives error ...
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(VirtualBox) Host-Only adapter keeps disappearing

Whenever I add a Host-Only adapter in Network under preferences it disappears after pressing OK. Steps: File > Preferences > Network > Host-Only Networks > Adds New Host-Only Network vboxnet# ...
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I am trying to push the file using adb to my android device

I am trying to push the edited host file to android device by using the command adb push /root/android_hosts/hosts Here I am getting the error message something like this, system/etcfailed to copy ...
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VMware host-only network accessing host local resources

I have a Debian server (LDAP,DNS,DHCP and SAMBA services) in a VMware virtual machine and I would like to reach the host local printer with it. The first interface eth0 is a host-only network with the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Windows (8.1) disable websites temporarily

I'm using windows 8.1 and I want to disable certain websites temporarily. I'm doing web development work on my machine and I do not want certain iframes (to 3rd party websites) to load and/or not send ...
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Apache couldn't be started because port 8888 is in use by some other software

I am having an issue starting up MAMP, when I attemp it, I get this error message: Apache couldn't be started because port 8888 is in use by some other software I have been trying for the last 2 ...
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Chrome redirects to unwanted site

I changed hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 midori.dev.lv as well as httpd-vhosts.conf file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@dummy-host2.example.com DocumentRoot ...
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wubi chown mysql to the /host folder not working

I installed wubi in D: driver. Since I want to store mysql database folder in D: driver which has a lot more space than inside wubi. I copy /var/lib/mysql to /host/mysql then change the database dir ...
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Invalid HTTP response received from host on port 443

I am facing issue with my nagios monitor installed in centos 6 server saying HTTP CRITICAL - Invalid HTTP response received from host on port 443:. i have opened the port but still giving the same ...
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Cant edit hosts file on Windows 8 without safe mode

I'm tryin to get https://github.com/cogitatio/vagrant-hostsupdater working on my PC with Vagrant. The plugin is meant to be able to change the hosts file with my additions but it cant get permission ...
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Custom entry in hosts file not directing to correct IP

I have an entry in my local hosts file pointing to: $my-server-ip development.$client-domain.com When I ping development.$client-domain.com, I get $server-ip, but when I visit it in a browser, I do ...
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DNS geolocation and host file

I was trying to understand DNS geolocation used to limit content country by country. As far as I understand, it is the DNS server which returns an IP address corresponding to the server that the ...
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Windows Xp DNS Resolution not working

Starting off, I am working on a client computer. I was removing a FBI MoneyPack Ransomware virus from a windows xp system. Well I got rid of that and then had a problem with the firewall. I did the ...
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Host angularjs.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

My MacBook Pro OSX 10.9.4 has network problems now, and I cannot figure it out what is causing the problem. Today I am not able to access angularjs.org with any browser, but I can access other ...
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I'd like to redirect a domain via the hosts file, a bit confused as to how

I have a program that I have lost source code for that contacts a server to check for updates. If the server cannot be found there is an unhandled exception, resulting in a SIGSEGV. I no longer own ...
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Previewing a website before changing ns record to an active domain

How can I preview a website located on server X while the active domain is on server Y? I just want to make sure that the migration is successful before changing the ns records. I've heard that it's ...
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Cannot edit or overwrite in explorer hosts file, even as admin

I have followed all the options I can find here. Opened hosts as administrator but cannot save 'in use by another process'. Saved in \temp as 'hosts'. Run explorer as administrator copying over ...
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Make URL call a different URL on Windows?

If I have a URL such as: http://localhost:12345/foo Is it possible to make this URL actually call a different URL and return that content? Such as say: http://www.google.com I would also like ...
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Redirect specific https requests the way HOST redirects specific http requests

Ummm... The question How to block specific HTTPS traffic? seems to have an answer somewhere, but... What I want is to do to https what hosts does to http, that is, redirect the request to someplace ...
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Hosts file cannot be found, max OS X

When I went restored my iPhone through iTunes I got an error 3194. I followed the instructions on the Apple site that tells me to edit my hosts file. I followed the instructions and opened sudo in ...
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Using Maverick, I modified my hosts file to deny access to facebook, doesn't work as intended [duplicate]

I modified both /etc/hosts and /private/etc/hosts here it is ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## ...
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refresh host file in firefox without closing

I am using ubuntu and firefox, i have a dev server and production server. when i develop i use my dev and change my host file: cat /etc/hosts 10.1.1.1 website.com then, firefox uses my dev server ...
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Change Hosts file based on connection - Windows

So I have a laptop. It connects to places wirelessly. Home, work and public. I want to change the host file based on the network I'm connected too. Realistically, in my situation, I should have 2 ...
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Block ONLY Google Ads

There is an easy way to disable ONLY ads by Google (like this: https://p1.picsto.re/2013-10-06_111448.png )? Using hosts file (I hate Adblock or other bloatware tools) is quite easy but what are the ...
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Virtual Private Server as Intranet host

Is it possible to use a Virtual Private Server to host an intranet and connect to it via the hosts file on your computer? Thanks in advance, Francis