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    window Host File

    I started using Microsoft antispyware and was clicking around the tool section.
    I clicked on System Explore and then Networking, then Windows Host File.

    In that section was listed:

    Host: Destination Address:
    Wopr.com 66.93.85.138
    www.wopr.com 66.93.85.138

    Over on the Host Detail side it said they were
    Michael

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    Re: window Host File

    The hosts file is a local translation of hostnames to IP addresses. It can be edited with any text editor - but note the full file name is hosts. there is no .txt extension at the end of the file name. It lives in the folder C:WindowsSystem32DriversEtc (but the top level may be something other than C:Windows in your installation).

    If you remove this entry (or comment it out by putting a # at the beginning of the line) then your PC will use DNS to find out the IP address of www.wopr.com. If you can't access the lounge after making this change then uncomment it again.

    StuartR

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    Re: window Host File

    Did you add it when the Lounge server moved, as per <post#=372045>post 372045</post#>?

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    Re: window Host File

    You know, I sorta do remember doing some fancy things at that time. I remember having problems getting on to the board. I just don't remember doing anything with the 'Windows host files." But I might have just followed some of the instructions.

    Anyway, everything works fine, was just wondering about it.
    Thanks for the information.
    Michael

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