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I have a single IP (81.174.66.48) and I would like to use /etc/hosts to associate multiple domains with that IP. Currently my hosts file looks like this:

81.174.66.48 nerto.it  nerto

I would like eventlog.it and eventlog.in to also be resolved to 81.174.66.48. I tried making my hosts file look like this, but it didn't work the way I expected:

81.174.66.48 nerto.it  nerto
81.174.66.48 eventlog.it  nerto
81.174.66.48 eventlog.in  nerto

What it the proper setting to have in my /etc/hosts file so that nerto, nerto.it, eventlog.it, and eventlog.in all resolve locally to 81.174.66.48?

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that syntax is correct though –  Mike Jul 19 '11 at 12:47
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I don't understand why you have more than 1 line in the file for this IP. Assuming the 4 hostnames you want to access the IP via are nerto, nerto.it, eventlog.in, and eventlog.it, this should work:

81.174.66.48 nerto.it eventlog.in eventlog.it nerto
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The first field after the IP address is a 'cannonical name', so a fully qualified host name is usually preferred there (instead of the unqualified 'nerto'). –  Jacek Konieczny Jul 19 '11 at 13:01
    
Thanks, edited. –  Jez Jul 19 '11 at 13:24
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