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

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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 Either I found short tutorials on how you perform the installation, as simple as "apt-get install apache2", or outdated tutorials.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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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. ...