[pcductape] Re: Hosts file

  • From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 16:03:18 -0600

lol, I just finished viewing the very one you copied below.
Ok Bob, just viewed everything I could find. No problems found.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Carl
>Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 3:54 PM
>To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [pcductape] Re: Hosts file
>Hi Bob,
>Hi Pam,
>Hi Trapper,
>Bob is right.   The host file only contains the number;   see my
>hosts file contents below.
>However, I also have a hosts file in the Spybot directory and it
>shows 1,019
>websites are with the number before it.   I guess Spybot is
>redirecting those websites probes to a loop?
>Located at 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:
>#     rhino.acme.com          # source server
>#     x.acme.com              # x client host
>       localhost
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 12:10 PM
>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

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