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Here's the goal:

I want, which exists in the wild and is currently redirecting to in the wild, to resolve to my vm site. The VM version of this site is a complete rebuild so no redirects in the wild are being applied to locally.

I'm working on locally in a vm with apache2 running. The IP of the VM is and everything is installed in the VM correctly as far as I can tell.

The problem is when I go to, i get redirected to production site, not my vm site. when I go to, it goes to the VM.

My hosts file entry in windows looks like this:

My hosts entry on the VM is obviously correct because is resolving. I can ping from my windows box and it response/resolves to the right ip just fine. Insights as to what I missed? I have this sinking feeling its something stupid...


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Clear your browser cache and then restart the browser. – Michael Hampton Feb 20 '13 at 4:59
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possibly your browser cached the redirection? try clearing your browser's cache

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mercy. I KNEW it was something stupid! Thank you both so much. Michael, I'd plus you if I could since you're both right. – Brad Feb 20 '13 at 5:13
plussed him for you:) – mauro.stettler Feb 20 '13 at 5:15

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