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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...