Monday, June 30, 2003

Editing c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

My ISP is having some teething problems with its "upgrade." I needed a way to point my name resolutions for www.comcast.net to the one server they operate which is working, and not to the default server which isn't working. Following this tip I edited c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
127.0.0.1 localhost
63.240.76.72 www.comcast.net

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