An /etc/ file that lists the hosts on a network (/etc/hosts ).

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Used SSH to establish internal connection to another virtual machine; now I can't change it back

I logged onto my server from a remote computer via SSH using its hostname server.domain.com. The Samba server's IP is 192.168.5.33. I then used the ssh command to connect with the local FTP server ...
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What happen when 'unable to resolve host' still exist on terminal?

After editing etc/hosts and hostname, 'unable to resolve host' still exist on my terminal, I still don't know what is the cause. Although my computer and my terminal runs so well. I'm only using ...
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Hosted website unavailable after uninstalling local copy

I attempted to install my hosted Wordpress site on my 12.04 desktop following the Ubuntu Lamp guide, then after being unable to get it running properly attempted to uninstall it using suggestions in ...
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ubuntu server not resolving LAN hostnames

Bit stuck here. I have 2 machines that cannot resolve LAN hostsnames, unless there are specific entries in /etc/hosts But other machines on the LAN can resolves hostnames. My LAN: 1 x Cisco ...
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Preventing Users/Groups from accessing certain Domains

I have created a Study account which I use when doing anything school related work. It's purpose is to remove the distractions of my normal account, such as social media and news websites. I know ...
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How do I block an IP using hosts.deny with a non-default program?

I'm new to all of this. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 x64. I recently wrote a program in C++ that accepts TCP connections on port 57370, and it is running as a daemon (I used this guide). It's not very ...
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SSH: How to handle missing: /home/USER/.ssh/known_hosts [closed]

I have a old laptop that I'm using to learn Ubuntu Server 12.10. Prior to reformatting and installing Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Desktop was used. With Ubuntu Desktop, I was using a no-ip.com hosted ...
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Can I set up a hostname alias that is only active in a specific network?

I have a small ARM box running ownCloud in my house, and a domain bound to my DSL router with Dynamic DNS. This works well as I can configure the ownCloud client to use the domain name, which works ...
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Configure hosts file to use aliases

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and would like to be able to open a web browser (Firefox), type an alias into the address bar, hit enter, and have the browser take me to the site that the alias ...
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How to define specific urls like 'localhost'?

The same way 'localhost' in the url points to /var/www/ I would like to put http://courses/somehting/somthing/moresomthings/.... and it would always point to /var/www/courses.php This is to work on ...
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Problem Raised after changing the system hostname

I have changed the hostname of my computer from dar to hus by editing the /etc/hosts file and /etc/hostname file. Now the problem is that some software which were installed under 'dar' are not ...
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How would I broadcast a subdomain/virtual name on a local server with people connected to the same network

I have a server connected to the router which has ubuntu 12.04. It is has apache/mysql/php all installed ready to go. the folder structure is like this: /var/www -- this isnt the root -/libs -/logs ...
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/etc/hosts file not being used before DNS server query

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and I have made entries in /etc/hosts, but instead of looking into the hosts file, queries to my configured DNS server are being made first. How can I make Ubuntu ...
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can't /etc/hosts be set up automatically?

what I need is: automatically add mac-addresses to some file and manually add the hostnames assigned to them, and a script will then scan my home LAN for those mac-addresses and populate the ...
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Is there a GUI for /etc/hosts that I can use?

I want to be able to easily and frequently edit my hosts file from a quick GUI. Any one know of one that exists? Thanks!
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Change Hosts 1.1.0 not working

I installed this addon Change Hosts 1.1.0 in firefox, and saved my preferences for hosts file in it. But when i select any host configuration from the addon it throws an error citing unable to save ...
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/etc/hosts keeps getting reset. How am I supposed to edit it?

Whenever I edit my /etc/hosts file it's not long before I find it is exactly what it was before I edited it. Is there some master file I should be editing, or a gui interface I'm supposed to be using ...
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'/etc/hosts' , http links are redirecting, but https links are not redirecting

I edited /etc/hosts file and entered below information : 127.0.0.1 test.com //working 127.0.0.1 https://test.com //not working . from the above info, http://test.com is redirecting to ...
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Resolve specific IP addresses to localhost in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a DNS server via resolv.conf? I used to simply add static DNS entries in my /etc/hosts file. This is not working with 12.04. How does one add static DNS ...
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localhost subdomain wildcard

I'm trying to have *.localhost pointing at 127.0.0.1. I read this post which is quite recent and looks promising but dnsmasq can't bind port 53: * Starting DNS forwarder and DHCP server dnsmasq ...
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Hosting my domain name in 12.04 web server

In sites-available I created a new file from the default file and changed paths. In sites-enabled I created a sym link. In hosts I added the new domain after 127.0.0.1 localhost restarted apache but ...
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How do I properly set up and secure a production LAMP Server?

It's very hard to find comprehensive information on this subject. Either I found short tutorials on how you perform the installation, as simple as "apt-get install apache2", or outdated tutorials. So ...
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Ubuntu hostname on lan config

My host computer is Windows 7 64. I have VirtualBox with an Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 running as guest. My Ubuntu Guest has an ip of 192.168.1.104. I have openssh installed on the guest. I can ssh ...
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Access Wiki installation on Host from Virtual Server

Recently I set up a Dokuwiki installation on Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox. My host OS is Ubuntu 11.10. Till date I was using NAT configuration for my VirtualBox. Since today I decided to use Host-only ...
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How can I keep my custom entry in /etc/hosts?

Since I upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit, the entry I add to /etc/hosts for my home server keeps disappearing on boot. I have to edit the hosts file every time I start up and want to access ...
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Network configuration: resolv.conf and hosts

I read This manual and I'm a little confused. This is what I don't undetstand: When your system tries to resolve a hostname to an IP address or determine the ostname for an IP address, it refers to ...
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“Lock” one specific file so that I nor root no longer have access to it any more

To combat procrastination, I edit my /etc/hosts file by adding time-wasting websites and pointing them to localhost. However, the flesh is weak and I often find myself reverting my changes. I was ...
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Default permission of hosts file

I changed the permissions of my host file /etc/hosts by doing a chmod og+w. What's the default permission so that I can switch it back?
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How to SCP a file from Mac -> Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a Mac (OS X) and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to SCP a 500mb file from the Mac to the VirtualBox. How do I do this? (Probably something to do with /etc/hosts?)
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Domain name isn't assigned from DHCP when booting from Live CD

I downloaded the ubuntu 10.10 ISO image for AMD64. When i start the ISO ubuntu gets an IP address from my DHCP server. NetworkManager updates /etc/resolv.conf according to the DNS config provided by ...
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What would cause 'ping localhost' to fail?

the /etc/hosts file contains a line: 127.0.0.1 localhost so localhost should be a valid hostname, but any attempt to connect to a port on localhost fails, including ping. Connection attempts into ...
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How to edit hosts.deny and hosts.allow?

I want to block some hosts in Ubuntu, so how could I edit hosts.deny file to block some hosts like example.com. And one more thing I have installed dnsmasq in Ubuntu, so can I check the entries of ...
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How can I prevent Desktop Users from accessing any online website?

How can I prevent Desktop Users from accessing any online website? I tried 127.0.0.1 * in /etc/hosts but it didn't do the trick. Please note that I need to keep http://localhost fully functional. ...