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Re: [php-49] vista hosts file

From: David M.
Sent on: Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:56 AM

From what I've seen, there are two issues: permission and permission (haha).

First, if the permission of the HOSTS file is not Administrator, Vista won't use it (typically).  Second, if the HOSTS file IS owned by Admin but edited by another user, it won't always 'take' (save) but it won't always give an error, either.

Most common solution: Start - Programs - ... instead of clicking on Notepad, right-click and "run as Administrator" then open HOSTS and edit/save.

The following link has some good (and horrible) advice in the post and the comments:

Unless, of course, you've got a weird one... (or a virus)

--- On Fri, 3/20/09, Mark Steudel <[address removed]> wrote:
From: Mark Steudel <[address removed]>
Subject: [php-49] vista hosts file
To: [address removed]
Date: Friday, March 20, 2009, 5:38 PM

The other day I tried to help a friend setup a local WAMP environment on their vista machine, and on XP I can change my hosts file around so I can point domain names at my localmachine, e.g. [masked] But when I tried this on his vista machine, vista seemed to ignore it. I was wondering if anyone knew how to force vista to read the host file first before checking DNS?





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