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How to fix /etc/hosts which doesn't work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I've updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. /etc/hosts file was working in 10.9.5. But after update it doesn't. Are you have any ideas how to fix it?
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How to edit Hosts in windows 8 to block the whole internet?

I know how to block particular websites at Windows8, you just run Notepad and Run as administrator and then you type 127.0.0.1 facebook.com 127.0.0.1 example.com and then you will block facebook. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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How do I set “relay_hosts_only” setting using sendmail / m4

We're using CentOS and sendmail's m4 configuration. How do I set domains where emails should be delivered? I only want two domains, and would like email to all other domains blocked. I tried this ...
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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?
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EasyPHP cannot modify hosts file

I am using the Virtual Hosts Manager module to add a virtual host so I can access my local site on the browser like so: http://mysite.local/. But I am getting this message: Unfortunately, you do ...
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machine ignoring host file?

So I can ping the IP address for the server I need but when I ping it by name, the server name is followed by an incorrect IP address. My host file is updated, I can communicate with my machine from ...
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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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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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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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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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Resolving UNC path using hosts file

I'm having a problem accessing a UNC path in Windows Server 2008 using the hosts file. My hosts file looks like: 10.x.x.x server_1 When trying to access the unc path: This works: ...
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Windows 7 HOSTS files keeps reverting it's permission back to READ-ONLY

As a full-time Web Developer I am constantly adding fake domains to my Windows 7 HOSTS file to point a domain to my localhost web server that I develop on. I have even built a nice little PHP script ...
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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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Why won't Windows hosts file block websites?

I'm trying to block a website because someone keeps downloading crap from this website and it's spyware. I tell them it's spyware and they download it anyway. So I'm trying to block it via the hosts ...
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Changing my hosts file won't work

A while ago, I messed with my hosts file and it worked just fine. Then I wanted to undo my changes, so instead of deleting the entries, I completely restored the hosts file using one of Microsoft's ...
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MAMP PRO on Lion: why can't I see any changes in httpd-vhosts.conf?

After adding a local virtual host in MAMP PRO (os x lion) everything works as expected. Out of curiosity I had a look at httpd-vhosts.conf file placed in MAMP/conf/apache/extra and to my surprise this ...
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60 minutes, BIG DATA in marketing pruppose

I just saw a episode with 60 minutes US and there was an sequence with all the "social media" that's going on today - that they saving information about all their the users. And then i found ...
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Blocking a site from myself and redirecting

I've tried editing "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts" by adding: 127.0.0.1 websitetoblock.com But I can still access the website. Ideally I want to be redirected to a URL of my choice if I try ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 + apache: vhost not working

At home I have an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop system for development purpose. For some reason I can't get virtual hosting working. At work I have an almost similar setup (completely done by me) with Apache ...
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Block website on Windows without host file

Is it possible to block website on Windows without modifying hosts files? The reason I do not want to use it is that users need administrator options to modify it. I need some easier way to block a ...
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How to list all DNS names pointing to an IP?

I know – for example – that there are two DNS names for an IP. However nslookup ip only returns one record. How do I get all the records for an IP?
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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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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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Can you map a certain url to another ip?

There's a similar question to this, but that one only says that you need to setup a webserver, but doesn't elaborate on that and is probably something that I'm not looking for. Another one was over ...
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How to list all hosting services on Windows 7?

I cannot host on port 80, because there is an application on the background, which hosts on port 80. How do I find out which program it is?
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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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Additional password for hosts file on mac

Is it possible to set up an additional password for changing the hosts file on mac? When i use the command: sudo nano /private/etc/hosts I have to use the admin password to enter the hosts file. ...
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pings for unknown hosts ping 8.15.7.100

Running Ubuntu 9.04. I can ping hosts all day long but when I try to ping a host that doesn't exist, it instead sends pings to 8.15.7.100, which turns in to packet loss, but I'd prefer it if it told ...
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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): ...
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DNS lookup problems Mac OS X - but nslookup works!

I'm having 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 ...
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Windows 7 stopped using the 'hosts' file for DNS resolution

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Starting today, I noticed that DNS resolution is not reading my %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file. I say this because I added two new entries to ...
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Access web server on LAN using IP fail

I have a web server in my LAN with IP: 192.168.1.103, I can only access the web server from browser in this computer through http://localhost:8080, I cannot access it through 192.168.1.103:8080, nor ...
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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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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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Cleared all of my cache but still seeing old website

I have a website setup on a free host called 00webhost. i was previously using a free web host called wink.s. i have a .com domain purchased from 1and1. i had wink.ws's dns servers pointed to the ...
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Virtualbox host and guest reversed when setting up port forwarding?

In Virtualbox I have a fedora guest and a windows host. I was pulling my hair out configuring IP forwarding and I eventually just decided to switch the IP addresses when I noticed the port I was ...
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Difference between DNS and /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS request

My question is: what is the difference between DNS and the static resolution method based on /etc/hosts in name resolving during an HTTPS connection? In order to connect to a site using https the ...