55532Re: [linux] Re: Whatever happened to "Linux Magazine"?
- Apr 2, 2009On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 13:48:56 -0000
"Harold Williams" <hh6199@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Thad Floryan" <thad@...> wrote:I never even thought of using /etc/hosts this way, although, I use it
> > Now *THAT* (using /etc/hosts) is one of the most useful tips I've
> > seen in ages! Many thanks!
> At the risk of looking really dumb...Could someone explain what
> using /etc/hosts means?
> If it is better than using Adblock plus in Firefox then I would
> like to implement it.
for DNS on all our machines here.
A good place to look for information on how to use /etc/hosts is to
read 'man hosts'.
"hosts - The static table lookup for host names"
"This file is a simple text file that associates
IP addresses with hostnames, one line per IP address. For
each host a single line should be present with the following
IP_address canonical_hostname [aliases...]"
Oppression can only survive through silence.
--Carmen de Monteflores
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