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Questions tagged [hosts-file]

The "hosts file" is a common tool in operating systems to map names to IP addresses. These mappings usually take precedence over the DNS system.

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Is there a way to have a “central” hosts file on a domain?

Say I have 300 computers in my environment some linux some windows. Instead of having go on each machine and edit the hosts file, is there a way I can just have one machine act as a central host file ...
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`.dev` TLD resolves to 127.0.0.1

My Mac (Mojave 10.14) is unable to access any website with a .dev domain name, such as get.dev. I tried running $ ping get.dev and got the following output: PING get.dev (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 ...
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Localhost access on host Computer [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 as host computer and guest os as centos 6.10 on virtual box. I installed httpd(Apache) on virtual box and was able to access localhost without issues. I want to access same virtual ...
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Binary zeros in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

The file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on my Windows 10 machine contains 43 binary 0 and nothing else. I did not edit the file in past. The modification time is a day ago. The machine has not ...
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Does adding too many entries to the hosts file causes internet slow down?

I just wanted to clarify one thing, Does adding too many entries to the %windir%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts causes internet slow down? Does duplicate hosts entry slows down browsing performance? ...
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Update hosts-file on all machines in network

Because of some DNS-troubles and not being able to reach hostnames via VPN, I'd like to create and maintain a master-hosts-file and have it be distributed to all computers in the network automatically ...
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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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Windows 10 took long time to resolve host names

The problem I've encountered happens since 1809 update. This is some of the description of what happened: My Windows laptop can connect to Wi-Fi networks. When I connect to it, this happens: The ...
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How to edit the hosts file in MS Windows 10 [duplicate]

I am looking for a step by step instruction on how to edit the hosts file in MS Windows 10. To edit this file you need to have admin rights, which I have. I tried via MS Windows Explorer. This tool ...
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I can't visit websites that have “.dev” domain

I'm trying to visit websites like https://get.dev, but instead of loading website, there appears "Resolving host" message and then I'm getting "This site can’t be reached get.dev’s server IP address ...
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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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Port forwarding and external/internal machines

I have static IP address. I am running webserver on my server machine. I am using port forwarding on my modem/router (ASUS DSL-AC68VG) to forward ports 80 and 443 to this server machine. From outside ...
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How to find out why a local redirect is happening?

A while ago I believe I added a local redirect for .dev domains to localhost. I can no longer visit any .dev domains in any browser on my Mac machine. However now I want to remove this redirect, since ...
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What does every localhost-like record in Steven Black's hosts files mean and how does it make sense to be included?

Steven Black's unified hosts file with base extensions includes the following block in the beginning: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain 127.0.0.1 local 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ...
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PHP version different on server then the one set in vhost

So I have an odd problem. I followed this tutorial https://tecadmin.net/install-multiple-php-version-apache-ubuntu/ to install multiple versions of PHP on my local server. On most sites it works, ...

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