Questions tagged [hosts]

host is any machine or computer connected to a network and can offer information, resources, services and applications to users or other nodes in the network.

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jenkins hosts unreachable - build failing

In my jenkins - build fails in every few days and it shows the below error/message -- (this job is running on my jenkins slave machine) Build o/p - ok=52 changed=5 unreachable=1 failed=0 ...
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Can I use wildcards for blocking websites in hosts files?

I'd like to block websites in my hosts file with wildcards. I know that I can block websites by adding them like this 0.0.0.0 website.com :: website.com I'd like to block websites in regex. I ...
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remove local hosts from terminal on mac

I'm trying to instal adobe cloud, but it doesn't work because I believe some of it's servers are blocked in my terminal. How do I remove them? I know how to open terminal, but that's it. I'm not the ...
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Blocking ads with hosts file doesn't always work in Firefox

I'm running Firefox on Linux and doing adblocking at the system-level using /etc/hosts from StevenBlack Hosts on GitHub, but some websites, such as regional news and magazine sites, still show some ...
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Hosts file advanced (or wrong) format?

Now, working remotely, I was advised by our administrator to add the following string to hosts file. #actual numbers/names are changed 192.168.123.45 string1;string2@string3 no comments were given, ...
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How to redirect all computers inside company network to one local ip when access mysite.com

I want to do a redirect like 192.169.251.211 mysite.com But i dont want to do this in each host file for all computers inside the company network. I just want to do this inside the company internet ...
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Windows proxy config takes precedence over local hosts file

I have the following line in the local hosts file in windows: 127.0.0.1 local.example.de When accessing the url http://someservice.local.example.de:8080 I see the DNS error page of our company's ...
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How to make changes to Mac OS hosts file take effect?

I frequently edit my /etc/hosts file to block access to distracting websites when I'm trying to work (e.g. I'll add a line like 127.0.0.1 www.nytimes.com). Until recently, changes to the hosts file ...
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Blocking a website using hosts works in one browser but not another [duplicate]

Trying to block the friv.com gaming site. Its great fun, but hurts productivity! The C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file has been opened in Notepad++ (running in Adminstrator mode) and the ...
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RealVNC Host computer screen

I recently installed RealVNC to my laptop and so far seems to be working great, however, when I connect with my cellphone I get the "User *" has connected. Number of connected users: *" notification ...
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Windows 10 | Hosts

Trying to add record to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts: 127.0.0.1 10.125.0.100 But seems no effect. Also tried to add records like: 127.0.0.1 google.com and result the same. But if I'll ...
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How do I protect my hosts file in /etc/hosts?

I'd like to prevent the active user on my computer from editing or deleting the hosts file. I'd like it so that they cannot delete it or edit it, but everything else remains as normal. I have ...
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Can't modify Windows hosts file because file is in use

I am trying to add an entry to my Windows hosts file and I"m having issues. I have already gotten around the Admin permissions issue by opening Notepad as and administrator and then opening the file ...
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Not able to use hosts file in browser

I have a site setup in IIS, as a default site. I'm able to browse it using http://localhost and http://127.0.0.1. Also, I'm able to access it using telnet localhost 80. I have an alias set in the ...
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Why is whitelisting in hosts file not working?

The hosts file on Windows 10 has been edited with IP's and website name after as instructed here Allow only white-listed sites on Windows 10 #allowed sites 173.194.33.128 google.com 198.252.206.16 ...
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Hosts redirect for HTTPS sites?

I'm trying to do some DIY parental controls on my Windows box that redirects certain sites, like YouTube, to localhost. It technically works and redirects, but fails to load the localhost site because ...
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Stack buffer overflow

I received a faulting application name: svchostxece_WpnUserService and Faulting module name:QuietHours.dll. Exception code 0xc0000409. Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe ...
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Taskserver Not Creating PID/Not opening port

I have been trying now for weeks to get this working, and I'd give up already if taskwarrior wasn't so deeply amazing. ...But it's driving me batty to not be able to take my todo list with me when I ...
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Add hosts entry with HTTPS capabilities

I have modified my Windows 10's hosts file to add an entry for a URL to lead to a given IP, as is it's intended usage. However, this only works for connecting on http. Trying to enter the site ...
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What is the most effective way of remotely controlling the hosts file?

I need to control the hosts file on other Windows machines. I have administrator access on those machines and can install anything, the only question is — what to install? Ideally I would simply make ...
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Unable to unblocked the sites in Hosts File

I blocked some site in Hosts File, but when I tried unblocking it by deleting the indicated sites. I'm still unable to access the sites. Can anyone help me with this? I blocked the sites by using ...
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Load multiple hosts files

Think I already know the answer. But looking for a unicorn. Anyone know if there is a way to link one hosts file to another, or load 2 or more different hosts files? I have a hosts file that has ...
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How to access virtualbox's host localhost from guest browser

So it's 2019, I am running a Win 10 in my VirtualBox. And I want to basically redirect localhost to 10.0.2.2 (which is the host machine's ip) 10.0.2.2 localhost This does not seem to work, some ...
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Create virtual host automatically by folder name Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

How to Create virtual host automatically by folder name in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Like my folder name test and i need to create test.local host automatically
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CPU not being the host in the PCIe bus

Is it possible to force the CPU as not being the "host" of the system? But instead a PCIe "device" being the host and contro
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Can't get the localhost linked to sandbox ip address through hosts

I am on Windows 7, I need to copy a file from Windows 7 to the sandbox which is a Linux guest in VirtualBox and has the IP address of 172.18.0.2 I have hosts file like below: ::1 localhost 172.18.0....
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Set a hosts file definition only for certain applications?

I can set redirection to localhost by modifying my hosts file but this is a global modification. Is there a way to redirect DNS resolution on a per-application basis? Acceptable solutions include ...
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changing email service provider to another

How can I change an email service from Host Monster to G Suite? I mean transfer my users data (mailbox) from the Host Monster to G Suite. without affecting the users.
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Remove ads in Viber for PC [closed]

How do I disable ads in Viber for PC - version 11.4 (2019). The hosts file trick no longer works (the following one): 127.0.0.1 ads.viber.com 127.0.0.1 ads.aws.viber.com 127.0.0.1 ads-d.viber.com ...
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How to use hosts entries inside a router?

I use manual entries inside /etc/hosts to map some hosts like mytestapp.local to local machine 127.0.0.1 for development purpose. Now, as I want to access the webapps I work on from mobile devices by ...
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Adding 127.0.0.1 to hosts file to redirect locally error. Says my site “refused to connect.”

I'm on Windows 10 using Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge. I'm trying to do something for a class I'm taking and can't get it to work. All I want to do is add something like this to the hosts file: 127.0.0....
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How to change /etc/hosts make it can visit multi folder under /var/www/html

I have a local centos pc , I use it as my online wordpress 's backup , mean it also have a wordpress site which can only visit from local . here is my current /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost ...
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Able to SSH localhost, but other computers can't be hosted on it

I am trying to get access to a certain computer (A) via SSH, but I am unable to. On the "certain computer" (A) I am able to SSH localhost itself, but other computers cannot use the SSH (IP) to ...
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Windows 10 Home WiFi 'Destination Host Unreachable' when site IP starts with anything above 200

First of all I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL - one would say a bit more experienced newbie girl, so please bear with me, though I have some knowledge that enables me at least testing + english is not my ...
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Windows Server 2016 RD Connection Broker doesn't redirect

We have been trying to set up an RDP server farm for the past 2 weeks now and we are right at the end but just cannot solve this last issue. We have 2 RD session hosts and 1 server running the RD ...
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Running Office 2003-2016 on Windows Server 2016

We have a small server farm which uses Windows Server Remote Desktop Services with remote sessions hosts and not remote virtualization hosts. With virtualization hosts you are able to install Office ...
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hosts file rebuild after a while

I got a strange problem with my hosts file on windows machine. I save it with some default ip's - hostnames and after some time I notice again that some of the hosts have again tagged with the # ...
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Does Firefox ignore the hosts file? How to make Firefox honor the hosts file

I'm using Firefox browser in Ubuntu 18.04. I made an experiment where I want some domain names to be resolved to another IP address than their actual one. Firefox seems to ignore the IP in the hosts ...
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Chrome on Windows not honoring hosts file, yet other browsers do

What is happening I have a simple Apache server set up on my machine, accessible via localhost on port 80. When accessing the following addresses : http://localhost/ http://[::1]/ It does work on ...
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How can one let the emulator in Android Studio work faster?

I am trying to build a simple app in Android Studio. Unfortunately every time when I am trying to run it I get the message "System UI isn't responding" and the emulator works really slowly. I've read ...
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Can a host file DNS entry point to multiple Ip addresses?

Can a host file DNS entry point to multiple Ip addresses ? basically i want have to ad servers , but no balancer due to port issues , the solution i think is host file entry ,but can one dns point ...
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Why does the hosts file in Windows 10 no longer block YouTube?

The file hosts in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc blocks every website, that I put in there except YouTube. It used to block it but no more. There were always workarounds to go on YouTube, if you ...
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Can /etc/hosts values be used while still (rapidly) falling back to their DNS values?

I have a server hosted on my home network. Normally, I would access this from its DNS value (e.g. example.com.) However, my ISP has an awkward setup wherein I cannot access my home network's external ...
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Block officeclient.microsoft.com on Office 2016

We are in a migration process to Win10+Office16 in my company. In the new system, every time we open any Office application, a proxy pop up appears asking for credentials and we would like to block ...
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Concurrently block a web site on some browsers but not others

I need the ability to block a particular web site, in this case youtube.com, on selected browsers or browser instances, but not block it on others. For example, suppose I have different browsers or ...
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Block mobile.twitter.com using etc/hosts

I'd like to block the webpage mobile.twitter.com using etc/hosts. Using this code, I can block many websites including twitter.com, but mobile.twitter.com works normally 127.0.0.1 www.twitter.com 127....
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Firefox DNS resolution order

Do you know what is the DNS resolution process order of domain names in Firefox? Has the hosts file proprity over DNS server? Has the hosts file proprity over mDNS names in the network or mDNS is ...
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How to fix “sharing violation” message when editing hosts file?

I'm running textpad as administrator. When I try to save the changes, I get a message "Encountered a sharing violation while accessing C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts." I checked using Process ...
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Is there any possibilities to access the host name which is added in other system host file?

I have added the new host name(www.example.com) and IP in host file at my system.I can access the website. Question is, Can access the same host name(www.example.com) in other system? Is there any ...
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Virtual machine and Host computer

I have VirtualBox i installed a Windows 10 virtual machine and i wanted to surf the Dark web (because i worried about getting any viruses so i created a virtual machine) and to test some Malwares and ...

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