I have a hosts file on Windows 7 that has an IP address followed by 10 different hostname aliases. I can ping the first nine, but if I try to ping the tenth, I get:
Ping request could not find host tenth. Please check the name and try again.
I've tried switching the ninth and tenth entry in case it was something to do with the specific hostname, in each case it is the tenth listed that I can't contact.
Is there a limit to the number of hostnames that can be listed on a line? If so, is there a way around this restriction?
EDIT: The length of this line of the hosts file is less than 150 characters.