host is any machine or computer connected to a network and can offer information, resources, services and applications to users or other nodes in the network.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
10 views

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 : ...
-1
votes
1answer
35 views

Can't connect to host by hostname

I have a problem which can be described by these four lines $ host example.com example.com has address 10.10.10.10 $ ping example.com ping: unknown host example.com As I see, hostname resolves ...
444
votes
14answers
289k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
325 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
56
votes
8answers
103k views

Remove key from known_hosts

I 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 with the ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

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 ...
35
votes
6answers
12k views

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?
0
votes
3answers
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

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: ...
-1
votes
2answers
68 views

how to calculate network address of an IP with subnet mask 202.145.90.7/20? [duplicate]

how to calculate network address of an IP with subnet mask 202.145.90.7/20? How many hosts can be there?
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Fast ad and tracking blocking and trust of admuncher?

I guess I might be obsessed, I use mvp list for host file, admuncher as a program, and µBlock for browsers. Sometimes it really loads, espacially a lot of tabs, and I do not know which one working ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Hosts entry does not take effect

I am working on windows 7. I have successfully added entries on my hosts file before and it worked fine. 10.10.10.10 me.mysite.com But different website was given to me like this (Similar looking): ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player?

I have a cheap 3G Internet stick with no driver support for my current operating system, yet that is currently my only way to get online. I had no trouble getting a connection with VMWare Player and ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to change IP address to point to localhost?

A sandbox enviroment of a web app is reachable directly by an IP address: http://<my_ip_address> without a login name. Is there a way to make a virtual host in my local machine, named as ...
1
vote
0answers
178 views

Windows 8.1 Single Language: Access is denied (hosts file and registry)

Just switched from windows 7 to 8.1 (New machine scanned for viruses, Antivirus temporary disabled) and discovered that windows doesn't allow access to large amount of its files that were easily ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
112 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
616 views

No network connection on Host or Guest simultaneously with Client Hyper-V + Windows 8

I create a virtual switch from the Hyper-V manager, then I set it as the Network adapter in the VM's settings. In subsequent attempts, this happens: The VM gets access to the internet, but the ...
9
votes
2answers
36k views

How do you add an IP address/hostname pair to the host file in Windows 7?

Our network IT people hate us, so our IP addresses are not entered into 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

localhost declaration on PC?

I was wondering , where does windows declares that localhost is - the machine itself (where is it configured?) ? It is not in the hosts file. I thought it is in the Registry but I couldn't find ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
9k views

DNS lookup fails but nslookup works

I have 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
197 views

windows 8.1 hosts file # redirect this is just a bad ideas

I've been editing my host file for a while never had this kind of problem. A few days ago I'm not sure either windows or a malware override my host file For example if I did this 127.0.0.1 ...
1
vote
3answers
429 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

USB Type B: Why male vs. female differentiation is not enough?

This manufacturer website is very definite: The two types of plugs have the same number of pins, and are electrically identical. They are only different mechanically. This was an intentional ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
340 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Block (nullroute?) an IPv6 hostname using /etc/hosts

I'm trying to prevent my web browser from communicating with certain hosts (mostly ads and tracking). I have a list of such hosts in my /etc/hosts file. For IPv4 I can do: 255.255.255.255 ...
0
votes
0answers
104 views

Bitvise SSH client won't connect in unattended mode

I have an application pool in IIS which is runnig a local .bat file. The .bat file is as follows: sftpc -profile="c:\Users\Public\Documents\Profile.bscp" -cmd="put C:\todo\* ap/" > C:\log\ftp.txt ...
1
vote
3answers
50 views

Unable to browse IP using Browser after adding in Host File

I have mapped an IP in my Host file My IP XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX myservername server name is just a name without any "." When i try to ping it from command prompt using ping myservername it return ...
0
votes
1answer
224 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
107 views

Can I have a self-hosted VPN on my Linux host?

I have a account on a Linux host, is it possible to install a VPN (or opneVPN) on my server? or does it require special kinds of servers?
0
votes
1answer
467 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Adding a line into the hosts file, getting permission denied when using sudo - Mac

I'm trying to add a line into the hosts file on my Mac by executing a one line command on the terminal. I thought this would be easy using sudo, but it returns "permission denied" when I try to add ...
2
votes
1answer
340 views

How can I prevent users from circumventing the Windows hosts file?

I realized Windows hosts entries can easiliy be circumvented by just setting a system proxy or use a webproxy like hide my ass. How can prevent my kids from circumventing my hosts file that blocks ...