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

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Will Editing HOSTS file in Ubuntu Improve my Network Security?

I have recently learnt about 2 different ways of editing the hosts file in Ubuntu for the purpose of blocking webpages and domains tracking my computer (protecting myself from tracking cookies), and I ...
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How to enable YouTube which is banned on a system

I have YouTube banned in my system. How can I enable it? I tried to lookup for it in /etc/hosts.deny file but couldn't locate it. Looking for an Ubuntu specific solution, how to disable/enable it? ...
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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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How to access vhosts on ubuntu server from withing local network

recently started building a home network out of ubuntu server and a few other computers . . now on one older one i have installed ubuntu server and can connect to it with the ip and either ssh . . ....
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How to enable USB in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 as host and in VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, how can I make it to see the USB sticks in VirtualBox? I found lots of tutorials but all are for Ubuntu as host and Windows ...
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14.04 /etc/hosts ignored [duplicate]

I have added a line like the following to my /etc/hosts file: 159.253.x.xxx www.***.nl When I ping to www.***.nl it gives me the correct ip address back but when I use my browser I do not get to ...
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Vmware guest O windows 8red color become blue

I am running VMware worktstaion 10, on Ubuntu 12.04.5, having windows 8 as guest OS. Very think seem fine expect loss red color, it became blue. Vmtools were re-install, VM->Setting->DISPLAY, ...
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/etc/hosts Problem

cat /etc/hosts returns two results: 127.0.0.1 Localhost 127.0.1.1 [mycomputersname].[city].[state].[domain].net (brackets for anonymity) When I run hostname, it returns [mycomputersname] ...
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Host file redirect for download another file

I edited my host file like this. example.com/abc/a.zip example.com/abc/b.ziP So what I need to do is when I enter example.com/abc/a.zip url in browser it should be redirected to example.com/abc/b....
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How to change hostname [duplicate]

I have updated my system's hostname in /etc/hostname file as master. I have also mapped my /etc/hosts file like <ip> master Still, when I type $ hostname, I get a different hostname. I ...
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Modify Hosts File [closed]

Has anyone used this method: http://www.putorius.net/2012/01/block-unwanted-advertisements-on.html I tried per instructions. Maybe I'm too new to Linux, it's not working for me. While looking for ...
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Getting Ubuntu server to resolv new IP for a host name

I run a minecraft server on ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vm's using virtual box. In order for players to connect, their 'account' must be checked with Mojang, at sessionserver.mojang.com. The problem is, the ...
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I messed up my /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf files, now my network doesn't work. How can I reset it?

I tweaked my system by installing ftp server and a dns server. I think in the process I messed up resolv.conf and the hosts file. Now I want to restore it but am not able to do so. I am using ...
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editing apache vhosts and ubuntu hosts file?

I have just installed ubuntu (11.04). I have installed apache/mysql/php etc. I have a few sites sitting in /var/www/site1 /var/www/site2 /var/www/site3 I want to be able to access these at ...
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Why isn't apache satisfied with the first entry in /etc/hosts?

I have /etc/apache2 Mutex file:${APACHE_LOCK_DIR} default PidFile ${APACHE_PID_FILE} Timeout 300 KeepAlive On MaxKeepAliveRequests 100 KeepAliveTimeout 5 User ${APACHE_RUN_USER} Group ${...
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Rename computer in Ubuntu 13.04

How can I rename my computer? Renaming it in /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname does something weird. Before renaming it, I am able to open these files via sublime using sudo subl /etc/hosts but when I ...
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cannot block site through /etc/hosts

I'm trying to block site with configuring /etc/hosts file. sudo sh -c 'echo "0.0.0.0 http://youtube.com" >> /etc/hosts' but I still can access youtube from browser(s). even I changed the ...
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Cant connect to my server through ssh

My problem is as follows. I have a made VM(Ubuntu Server) and I have edited the hosts.allow/deny for limited access. However, now I can't connect from my PC through ssh to the server. What should I ...
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create an alias for `localhost:8080/` as `www.my-domain.com/`

In ubuntu, I want to create an alias for localhost:8080/ as www.my-domain.com/. So that whenever I type www.my-domain.com/ in URL field, it shows up from localhost:8080/. What is the easiest way to ...
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Hosts file changes not showing their effect, other options?

Hosts file changes not showing their effect. I need to add a domain name alias to my localhost address so that when I type "myfictiousdomainname.com" it should request localhost:8084 address on my ...
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How to temporarily override a DNS setting for a certain domain name to point to localhost?

I need ubuntu to use a certain domain name to point to a localhost address temporarily. How could I confgure for that ?
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Automatically change hosts file

I have a Server on my house to proves and when I'm on my laptop in my house I have to write the local IP to see the web server, and i want to know if it is possible write a script to automatically ...
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How to restrict the access to the certain domains during work hours automatically

I know about SelfControl app, but it has to be started everytime and the block hours to be set. I want for example to forbid loading certain sites during work hours, but make it possible during the ...
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hosts file and unclear behavior. How to make real alias?

I'm trying to create alias for my local website which is runned by vagrant(virtual box), hence I want redirect any requests from site.ru to 192.168.10.10/site.ru via /etc/hosts file. In the hosts file ...
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Would there be a problem if I set 2 hostnames in my server?

Would there be a problem if I set 2 hostnames in my server? vi /etc/hostname dns01.hello.com proxy01.hello.com and in my hosts file 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 dns01.hello.com 127.0.1.1 ...
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Can't resolve local hosts

To start with, my Linux or networking knowledge is fairly basic, so it's probably best to assume that I know nothing. I've been trying (for my own furtherance) to put together some sort of home ...
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How can I use a local DNS server?

I need to test a few websites on my local network. I've already setup a DNS server with bind9 for my internet domains, and that works. I can also add a few domains to the /etc/hosts file, so I can ...
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How to make custom URLs on LAN

i've been trying to find a solution to this for a long time... what i wish to do is create custom URLs on LAN against which users can easily access to some site without using the actual URL e.g. if ...
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sudo: unable to resolve host (name already added to /etc/hosts) [duplicate]

Whenever I use sudo, I get this: sudo: unable to resolve host dave00-G31M-ES2L Here is my /etc/hosts: dave00@dave00-G31M-ES2L:~$ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 dave00-G31M-ES2 # ...
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Can't connect to Facebook on 13.10

For a few days I haven't been able to connect to Facebook. this is not a browser specific problem because if I ping www.facebook.com i get: PING star.c10r.facebook.com (31.13.84.8) 56(84) bytes of ...
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Brief detail on hosts file

Can somebody explain what does this mean? Explanation to each line will be helpful. I have mentioned some of my queries in comments too. 127.0.0.1 localhost //According to @Dave, it's ...
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Localhost port aliased

I wanted to use /etc/hosts to define "aliases" for multiple services localhosted like: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1:8080 machin 127.0.0.1:8081 truc But it doesn't seem to work, surely because ...
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Why does my name resolution hit the DNS even with a hosts file entry?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Desktop. Being a web developer, naturally I created a "me.com" in my /etc/hosts file. Unfortunately, my name resolution is going out to the DNS before first checking my ...
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not sure I set my host name right need someone to straighten me out

I just installed Zimbra and I think I screwed up my host name trying to get it to install. I did get Zimbra installed but the certificate is not working. (that's another topic) Here is my host file: ...
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why is chrome resolving domain names differently than ping which is resolving differently than ssh?

When I go to me.com in chrome it tells me that domain can't be found. When I go to me.com with ssh, it connects to that server. When I try to ping me.com it pings localhost. I want me.com to ...
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How to correctly write hosts file to redirect to ip with subdirectory

Hello i'm not really new to linux, but i stumbled upon a problem when I copied website on localhost/subdirectory. The homepage is runing normaly but the links redirect to root of the server i.e. ...
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How can I get the Default files .. Networks / Hosts / resolve / and whatever else I changed to try and get up my webserver?

Does anyone have the original.. Default Hosts File, Resolve File.. and networks file? Please someone help me get these back to normal so I can put up a web-server. I'm tired, just to set up a web-...
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why Ubuntu 12.10 returns a “network is unreachable” no matter what IP I Ping after I edited the hosts file?

The problem is related to the network config settings in Ubuntu. I edit my hosts file, and now I can't load any sites except those IP(IPv6) included in hosts file. I try to Ping some IP(both IPv4 and ...
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Keep getting “sudo: unable to resolve host” [duplicate]

Everytime I type in sudo it says that after it. I tried following others instructions, but it says bash: /etc/host: permission denied.
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Is it possible for /etc/hosts to include a file from my home directory?

I would like to setup Ubuntu One to sync a hosts file in my home directory between my machines. Ideally I would setup all my local web development URLs there and it would just sync between devices. ...
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network monitor widget

Is there a widget that shows all current hosts (IP adresses) in a list? I am not talking about a network bandwidth meter widget.
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Why is this single-word address being resolved? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. On my work network, there's a single-word address (let's call it foobar) that is responding to pings and HTTP requests, only from my machine. The address is not a TLD, just a ...
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Popup Malware “openadserving.com”

can someone help me please?! When I'm using Chrome (or Fire Fox) I'm getting fullscreen popup advertising even on sites that I am certain do not have it. I see the web site it is trying to load is "...
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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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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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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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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 ...