How do I configure /etc/hosts so that if I go to google.com it's actually routed to my localhost:3000?

I'm aware of similar questions.

Here is what my hosts file looks like right now:

# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
#      localhost broadcasthost
::1             localhost       myapp.herokuapp.com

You wouldn't believe how many similar questions I've looked up and how many combinations of localhost, and myapp I've tried.

marked as duplicate by Tetsujin, bertieb, n8te, Dave M, music2myear Jun 8 '18 at 17:48

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Use your IP address On my computer I would put this in my etc file: google.com

But beware, this will inhibit access to google!

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    That won't redirect to localhost:3000 (note the port number), which is what OP asked for. – bertieb Jun 8 '18 at 12:56

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