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

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Why is my /etc/hosts file not queried when nslookup tries to resolve an address?

I have a couple of local domains resolved to 127.0.0.1 in my /etc/hosts file. And it was all alright for a period of time but now when I run: nslookup test.local It results in: Server: ...
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/etc/hosts modification does not work properly. What to do?

I have added these lines to the hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost adobe.com 127.0.0.1 adobe.com It works perfectly on windows. But in Ubuntu 11.10 when I try to access it using Firefox the website ...
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How to setup /etc/host in Ubuntu to have ip 192.168.X.X

im using Ubuntu 14.4. my Ubuntu server IP is 10.20.0.25 how to setup my server to have ip 192.168.X.X when other device want to communicate with the server. Below is my configuration. please advice ...
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Slow sudo and ssmtp (hosts file problem)

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS and when I type sudo su it takes 30+ seconds to open the shell. Searching on internet, this problem seems related to the file /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. ...
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how to block specific domains in hosts file?

I know hot to block single tumblr blog with 127.0.1.1 something.tumblr.com but I want to block entire tumblr. I tried 127.0.1.1 tumblr.com but it's not working. Is there a way to do this?
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Why is the /etc/hosts file not working?

I have been having problems with this for a while and have tried everything I know, so I figured it was finally time to ask for some help. Any edit I make to /etc/hosts just doesn't work. Example: ...
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unable to edit /etc/hosts file in ubuntu 14.10

I changed the hostname from default name, set during installation to something short and nice, but didn't change it in /etc/hosts file. /etc/hostname is changed after restart but sudo is not working. ...
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how to install and setup privoxy with adblock plus filter?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit and the adblock plus extensions always slows down my Firefox specially Facebook, so I want to use privoxy but it's not as effective as adblock plus. I have tried ...
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Changing System name [duplicate]

I am given an old Ubuntu working system and the previous user had everything on his name so started turning it to my name as typing his name everywhere was bugging me. I tried: $ usermod -l hussain ...
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Update ubuntu with static DNS

I am trying to set up a machine with Ubuntu where I can not use any connection to a DNS server, and I would like to be able to update the system periodically, but, adding the ip that I get ping-ing ...
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Hosts file change syntax

I am attempting to migrate a website to a ubuntu server but would like to test it first On windows I have changed my host file to point to the server, so the browser is opening the "new" site. In my ...
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curl --resolve option not working: “Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache”

I am attempting to use curl's --resolve option to connect to the specified IP address when performing the HTTP request, but curl keeps reverting back to the IP address as retrieved by my local DNS ...
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Configuring /etc/hosts file

I am running 14.04 x64 vmlinuz-3.13.0-43-generic and I face a problem after updating /etc/hosts file. Here is the content of the file: # Your system has configured 'manage_etc_hosts' as True. # ...
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After change of host and hostname, terminal won't show it

I have changed my host and hostname by editing the files /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. But this won't affect what appears as my terminal prompt. It still shows my old_host@new_hostname. How to get ...
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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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'/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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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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Ubuntu terminal tabs show hostname instead of IP [duplicate]

I am using built in Terminal on 12.04LTS. I have multiple tabs open and in each one of those tabs I have an ssh connection. I was wondering if there was a way to show an entry (maybe the first one) ...
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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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Auto subdomain creation with vhosts - VirtualDocumentRoot problem

I have setup my vhosts file like so (only question related part): <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /var/www/mydomain.com/web ServerAlias *.mydomain.com VirtualDocumentRoot ...
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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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Can't login to Ubuntu 14.04 via PC

Ubuntu 14.04 server running as a VM with VMSphere. Let's call the machine "ubuntucomp.net". Using Putty 0.63 and Xwindows and ssh to log into Ubuntu via my PC. But it doesn't work. I normally log ...
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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 ...
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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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Apache - server not resolving by /etc/hosts if I have not internet connection

I have configured many virtualhosts in my current apache2 server, in my local machine (Ubuntu 13.10). Those are different local sites, with domains which are set in my /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 ...
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Use of /etc/hosts file v/s apache's default file [duplicate]

I have a domain name that I am testing locally (say www.xyz.com). In my apache's default file, I have the block : <VirtualHost *:80 *:8080> ServerName www.xyz.com ...
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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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is there a hostsman like app for Ubuntu

One way to keep malware and advertisements outside the door is by blocking the computers that serve this content.... - tweakers.net tweakers.net(Dutch) was talking about hostsman, according to ...
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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 # ...