[pcductape] Re: Hosts file

  • From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 16:07:22 -0800

Try this from help in xp.
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Name resolution
While IPv6 is designed to work with the 128-bit IPv6 addresses of the source and the destination hosts, computer users are likely to experience difficulty in using and remembering the IPv6 addresses of the computers with which they want to communicate. Unique names, which are easier to remember, can be used instead.


If a name is used as an alias for an IPv6 address, you need to ensure that the name is unique and that it resolves to the correct IPv6 address. The IPv6 protocol for Windows XP can use host names to resolve a name to an IPv6 address. Host names are used by programs that use Windows Sockets.

Host name resolution is successfully mapping a host name to an IPv6 address. A host name is an alias that is assigned to an IPv6 node, identifying it as an IPv6 host. The host name can be up to 255 characters long and can contain alphabetic and numeric characters, hyphens, and periods. You can assign multiple host names to the same host.

Windows Sockets (Winsock) programs can use one of two values for the destination to which you want to connect: the IPv6 address or a host name. When the IPv6 address is specified, name resolution is not required. When a host name is specified, the host name must be resolved to an IPv6 address before IPv6-based communication with a resource can begin.

Host names can take various forms. The two most common forms are a nickname and a domain name. A nickname is an alias for an IPv6 address that individuals can assign and use. A domain name is a structured name in a hierarchical namespace named Domain Name System (DNS). An example of a domain name is www.microsoft.com.

Nicknames or domain names are resolved through entries in the Hosts file, which is stored in the systemroot\System32\Drivers\Etc folder. For IPv6 name-to-address entries, the IPv6 address is written by using standard colon-hexadecimal format. For more information, see Expressing IPv6 addresses and TCP/IP database files.

Domain names are resolved by sending DNS name queries to a configured DNS server, which is a computer that either stores domain name-to-IPv6 address mapping records or has records of other DNS servers. The DNS server resolves the queried domain name to an IPv6 address and returns the results. The DNS client in Windows XP supports the processing of AAAA (quad-A) resource records. All DNS queries and responses are sent by using IPv4. Because of this, the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) must be configured with the IPv4 address of a DNS server. DNS name devolution for fully qualified domain names is also supported. For more information, see Configuring client settings.

For more information, see DNS defined.

Important

a.. The IPv6 software supplied in this release contains prerelease code and is not intended for commercial use. This software is made available for research, development, and testing only and must never be used in a production environment. Microsoft is not responsible for your use of the code or for the results from your use of the code, and Microsoft does not provide any level of technical support for IPv6 in this release. Peer support is available from the microsoft.public.platformssdk.networking.ipv6 newsgroup found at msnews.microsoft.com.
Bob Noble
www.sonic.net/bnoble
----- Original Message ----- From: "trapper" <trapper@xxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 10:43 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Hosts file



Bob can you direct me to the place where you found this information?
Something about this just isn't sounding right?
Not that I DON'T BELIEVE YOU. ( Probably more like a Huh )? That is not what I am challenging. Just would like to see more of this for myself..
On Diane's system I have several Hosts listed. Not one showing 127000. No eddy's being re-directed?
you reported:
The only number addresses you find in there should be what they call the
null one. 127.000.000, I think. What is the " in there referring to...??? Do you have a sample shot of what your referencing?







----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 9:10 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Hosts file



Hi Pam,
So do a search under the start button for hosts. Check what you find with notepad.
The only number addresses you find in there should be what they call the null one. 127.000.000, I think.
If there are any other number addresses, they are redirect addresses.
When you type in an address in your browser or activate an address anywhere, it first checks this file for the name address. If it finds the name in here, it will send it to the number address listed. If the address is not found, it will go to the dns server and do do the name number conversion. Name addresses can be redirected here, if one enters the web Ip number address for any name address.
So, if you find another number in here, just delete the name and number and save.
Bob Noble
www.sonic.net/bnoble
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 6:42 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: [PC-Ductape] Browsers will not connect to Internet.



I don't think so, lead the way.  =)

Pam

-----Original Message-----
From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bob Noble
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 12:25 AM
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pcductape] Re: [PC-Ductape] Browsers will not connect to
Internet.


Hi Pam, Have you ever checked your hosts file for the IE problem? There should only be 127 type addresses in there, or someone is redirecting your pages if there is anything else. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble



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