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What Are Hosts Files?


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#1 Tink

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 02:26 AM

Hi all - WinME I truly hate to seem so very dense, but, although I have looked them up and read about them, I *really* don't understand exactly what they are, how they work and, why/when would you need one. :huh: I have had a few people tell me I should have a HOSTS file, but, I don't like the idea of doing something without knowing what and why it is/does. <_< I would really appreciate it if someone would explain to me in just plain laymans terms what this is and what it does. I just can't seem to make any real sense of it. :unsure: Best regards, Tink :wavey:
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 08:34 AM

You want the best info on hosts, in a fashion anyone can understand?

Have I got a link for you!

http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/

Gorilla has been doing this quite a while, his site is quite informative.
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#3 Tink

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 11:53 AM

Hi Coyote! Thank you very much for the link. It was indeed very easy to understand and very well explained. Even for me! :D I very much appreciate your time and help. I'm off to be a HOSTS-ess! Tink :wavey:
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:17 PM

I was going to comment.......but, sheesh, hard to beat Gorilla's stuff..... :)
I hope it wan't my turn to refill te coffe pot...

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 01:46 PM

Hi mjc! Yeah...he sure don't monkey around! :weee: Thank you for offering to help, I do appreciate it very much. Tink :wavey:
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:40 AM

Thanks Coyote, This link is just what I was looking for. :D

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