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bio website westside-consulting.com
location Ann Arbor, MI
age 58
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Sep 23 '11 at 5:07

I have been developing software professionally since 1985. The last 12 years have been devoted almost exclusively to websites using Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby and now MEAN-stack technology. I am committed to lifelong learning, best-practices, and creating websites that makes other people's work lives simpler and more productive.


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accepted Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?
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comment Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?
First, I had to reboot Windows ;). Then I tried your telnet suggestion. I didn't get back a page but I got this in the access log: "10.195.51.65 - - [25/Mar/2011:12:25:42 -0400] "GET GET\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\bGET / HTTP/1.0" 400 226". The backspaces are a consequence of my term (Putty) not echoing anything to me in telnet so I can't see WTF I'm doing! But something is definitely working now! Thanks!
Mar
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comment Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?
I found this post that suggested that I restart the DNS cache on Windows. Tried it. Can ping it with my URI, but still can't reach it from the browser. Rats!@
Mar
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comment Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?
On Windows, there is no nsswitch.conf or resolv.conf. Is there some equivalent that controls whether or not DNS will look first in .../etc/hosts?
Mar
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comment Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?
I already said I put entries in /etc/hosts. That's what this question is about.
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comment Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?
No. A Solaris machine hosts the site. I must use IE or Chrome (or FF) on a Win-XP computer to access the site because of VPN and company IT restrictions.
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asked Why can't my browser resolve a hostname through /etc/hosts?