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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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Host file entries are ignored when accessing my University's WLAN

I set up my hosts file in Windows 7, so I can't access certain time-wasting sites. It works fine when I am back home, but as soon as I connect to my University's WLAN, I can still access all sites ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How do I write access to users regarding SSH server for remote control in Linux Mint?

SSH server is on computer #1. Computer #1 is running Linux Mint. Computer #2 is running OS X. I used the following command: ssh mike_10.0.0.188 The IP address is from ifconfig from the terminal as ...
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Dynamically resolve hostname to multiple, prioritized IPs

I have a linux server connected to a VPN. At home, I use the same VPN on my laptop, while connected to the server directly through a wireless router. To do this, I have two entries in my /etc/hosts ...
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HTTP server doesn't seem to support byte ranges. Cannot resume. homestead up

When I used the command "homestead up" it stopped working at 45% so I closed it and restarted my computer. Now when I try to run the command homestead up, my computer says resuming download then I get ...
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Host hacks when no access to hosts file

I would like to test website where public DNS name is not changed yet. In order to to do that I need to change hosts file on the workstation but the domain security policy prevents me to do so. Is ...
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Make Mac Parallels IIS website accessible from Internet

I am developing an e-commerce site that is nearly finished, last thing I need to do is debug an issue with a callback from the payment gateway. I am running Windows through Parallels Mac and want to ...
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Is there a utility to ping a server using aliases in ssh config (instead of /etc/hosts)?

I'm trying to standardize my server aliases across projects by linking together ssh config files that I can keep under version control. I'd like to be able to just define machine aliases along with ...
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Unable to traceroute from RSA Authentication Manager to Windows Host Machine

I'm setting up my virtual environment for a virtual machine like this, Problem : Here, I need to test, whether my windows host browser and the RSA AM VM is able to connect or not. Try: For this ...
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Strange response from a HTTP server

I noticed an unfamiliar device when scanning my local wireless network. It had two open (listening?) TCP ports; TCP/80 (http?) & TCP/443 (https?). In an effort to identify the unfamiliar device;...
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Setting up hostmask for IRC users

I have set up an irc network but i would like to hide the ip address of users that connect to the network. I have BNC, is that something i can use to mask everyone's ip or just mine? I just want an ...
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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 ...
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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 yk-sms....
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/etc/hosts Cannot point hostname to new ip

Under Linux, the /etc/hosts file can be used to override dns definitions, i.e. to point an hostname to a different ip. I need to test a new VPS. So I added a line in the /etc/hosts file: 123.123.123....
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Localhost via WAMP doesn't connect

I needed to change the default port wamp was listening to, so now I need to use another one, let's say 81. So now instead of going to http://localhost now I need to go to http://localhost:81. No ...
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Sendmail not working on ubuntu guest - unqualified host name

I have a win7 host running ubuntu guest through vbox. it is configured with a bridged network adapter and I am using DHCP to assign an ip of 192.168.0.5 which is mapped to smartstart.dev in my windows ...
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Trying to reconcile global ip address and Vhosts

I have been using my local machine as a web server for a while, and I have several websites set up locally on my machine, all with similar Vhost files like the one seen here /etc/apache2/sites-...
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How to redirect a URL to a certain IP, as with /etc/hosts?

Someone on my shared server has messed with some setting such that gethostbyname('www.google.com') (PHP) gives me the IP for his website, rather than Google. I believe this can be done via the /etc/...
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Accessing nginx server when offline

Yo! I've been trying to get nginx to work when I'm offline, but both Iceweasel and Chromium complains about not being able to access the domain. It works just fine when I have Internet access. I'm ...
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How to reach VMware host from guest without changing IP address all the time

I have no trouble accessing my VMware host from the guest (as covered here, for example). That's easy. But once I've set up my (Windows) guest's hosts file to point to my (OS X) host's IP address, ...
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Shorten DDNS name in /etc/hosts or similar

I have Dyanamic IP, therefore I'm using No-IP with a DDNS name. However it is quite long. The hosts file /etc/hosts uses the format: {ip.add.re.ss} {host-name.here} but, and I have a DDNS ...
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How to access a specific server within a VPN?

We have the following. The Company 1 need to make changes to an existing website within the Company 2 server. These changes have to be made safely through a VPN. For this, the Company 1 acquired ...
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Restarting Denyhosts on Ubuntu

After installing and configuring files on deny hosts, I added my own ip address so I won't get banned, and when I try to reset the file I get this js0n@js0n:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/denyhosts start ...
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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unknown hosts between 2 computers

I have 2 computers with Linux running on them: ip: 192.168.0.1 hostname: COMPUTER1 ip: 192.168.0.2 hostname: COMPUTER2 ip: 192.168.0.3 the router I configured the /etc/hostname files with the ...
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Split HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows

I have a file called hosts located at: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc I want to create two partial file of a single one. So that, I can add my entries each time to a new file without having ...
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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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Changing the etc/host file with domain to domain

I'm wondering if is it possible to add facebook.com localhost Instead of 173.252.89.132 localhost Why do i want this to happen? the ip of shunzyrole.comuf.com is 31.170.163.130 If you visit ...
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Windows host file stopped working?

I have this lines in the hosts file 192.168.99.100 www.testlocal.com and when i try to access them from the chrome it gives me this error This site can’t be reached testlocal.com’s server ...