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Is there a program to create hosts file from favorites?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cyberhound, Feb 3, 2003.

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  1. cyberhound

    cyberhound Thread Starter

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    Is there a program to create hosts file from favorites?
     
  2. Rockn

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    Why would you wnat to do that? Just use a DNS server.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Since the IP address isn't contained in the favorites, any program to do that would have to do a DNS lookup to accomplish that task. An easier way is to pick up a DNS caching program, it does the same thing, just automatically.

    You really don't want your favorites entombed in your hosts file, what happens when a site changes it's IP address?

    Answer: You can't find it anymore, and it's a manual operation to fix it.
     
  4. cyberhound

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    No, not really. I used to have a program called Modem Wizard from Kissco before I got cable. You could update the hosts file with one click and within a couple of minutes it was done. Unfortunately they took that feature out of the broadband version of the product.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    If you want a tool to tinker with the hosts file, try Hostess
     
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