55569Re: Whatever happened to "Linux Magazine"?
- Apr 6, 2009
> Harold Williams wrote:
> > 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.
> > Thanks,
> > Harold
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Herbert R Coburn <cidhus@...> wrote:
> At the risk of sounding even dumber, I forgot there was a time when I
> didn't know about /etc/hosts. Somewhere, I came to believe everyone
> was born with the knowledge. I looked and couldn't find it in the RUTE.
> So, it must be common knowledge, eh?
> The best explanation, IMHO, is at http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/
> This is my explanation.
Thanks Herb. Very good explanation that even I can understand. Sometimes even I forget that what little I know about computers, everyone else doesn't know.
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