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RE: [BPQ32] Blocking the auto-updating of the RMS software.

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  • Jerry
    Thanks Hank!!! 73 From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hank Oredson Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:57 PM To:
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 18, 2010

      Thanks Hank!!!
      73

       

      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hank Oredson
      Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:57 PM
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Blocking the auto-updating of the RMS software.

       

       

      Note that the hosts file is named "hosts" and is located in the windows

      directory in the subdirectory "system32\drivers\etc".

       

      ----- Original Message -----

      From: Jerry

      Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:43 PM

      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] Blocking the auto-updating of the RMS software.

       

       

      Hi Jeff. Thanks for info.. My next post will illustrate how I know very little about the IT arena… I am old school.. I can make many  radios hum data at 2000 miles.. But have a hard time with networking… You could teach me a lot Jeff… Thanks again jerry

      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jeff - WA4ZKO
      Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:26 PM
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [BPQ32] Blocking the auto-updating of the RMS software.

       

      For those familiar with network/hostname resolution, just use hosts file redirection.....

      127.0.0.1 localhost
      127.0.0.1 autoupdate.winlink.org

      or you can read over this for more details/instructions:

      http://tinyurl.com/29xo4ww

      It will cover a technique that should work for most everyone. There are other approaches depending on how robust your firewall is.

      There's also a possibility that simply renaming autoupdate.exe (in the appropriate RMS folder) may do the trick, but I haven't had the time to test this. You would have to keep deleting it after each manual update which will probably drop a new autoupdate.exe back in there on you.

      73
      Jeff
      WA4ZKO
      "Packet Radio never died, it just evolved."
      Packet: WA4ZKO@WA4ZKO.#NKY.KY.USA.NOAM

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