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Thanks to @Taylor and @Olli I fully revised my question.


I'm developing a windows application in ubuntu. Everything is fine. The only problem is that every web call I perform with wininet.dll is sent to localhost instead of target server.

I have no idea what's the problem and how to force wininet.dll to resolve domain name correctly.

I also created the hosts file in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts and set domains and IPs manually; but did not help.

Any idea?

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You can use /etc/hosts to do same thing. Format is at least almost the same, and there is examples in that file already in place.

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If you mean the Ubuntu's /etc/hosts I should say it does not apply on the application running by Wine. Here is the problem. – Alexar Feb 17 '11 at 18:05
@takpar: that's weird, because in my Debian it works without any problem. Clearly YMMV. – Olli Feb 17 '11 at 18:07
you were right. my problem was from somewhere else. – Alexar Feb 17 '11 at 18:29
@takpar: nice, hopefully either answer will provide you a solution. Winetricks approach is better, if you do not want same entries for your Linux applications. – Olli Feb 17 '11 at 18:31

apt://Winetricks has an option to create an empty hosts file in your wine directory, which you can then edit in the same manner.

You could try the wininet.dll from windows. I believe there is a copy on (not sure if this link is correct since I am calling from memory). In wine, you will have to set the dll to native then builtin (and remember to create a backup of wine's copy of the dll before installing).

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you mean I should just create a hosts file in the same structure and it will do the job? – Alexar Feb 17 '11 at 18:14
essentially yes. Winetricks can do that for you, and it is best if you let it do that for you :) – RolandiXor Feb 17 '11 at 18:20
+1 for introduce winetricks. (the link you provided is corrupted. please fix it.) – Alexar Feb 17 '11 at 18:30
kk I tried to use aptlink :P but I'm on firefox 4 lol (works fine on chromium). – RolandiXor Feb 17 '11 at 18:44
@Wilf be that as it may, I've never run into any trouble with that site. Plus, if you're going to use Windows software, you should be prepared for the insecurities. – RolandiXor Nov 8 '14 at 4:33

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