I set up a Apache2 on a new Solaris machine on my company's internal (firewalled) network and configured it for name-based virtual hosts.
We don't yet have a domain for the new machine, so I created my own, "lsiden.net", and named the host something like "myhost.lsiden.net" in the httpd.conf <VirtualHost> directive.
Since no such domain is registered, I created the entry "w.x.y.z myhost.lsiden.net" in my /etc/hosts file. (I will delete it when we get a real domain name.)
I can ping myhost.lsiden.net but if I type it in either IE7 or Google Chrome 10, it won't resolve. Is there something that is preventing each browser from looking in the /etc/hosts file?
(In order to access my company's VPN, I have to use the machine that they configured for me which was provisioned with Windows XP. So /etc/hosts is actually something like c:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, but that shouldn't matter.)