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55569Re: Whatever happened to "Linux Magazine"?

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  • Harold Williams
    Apr 6, 2009
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      > 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 linux@yahoogroups.com, 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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