My (Windows XP, Professional, v2002, SP3) workstation is completely ignoring my hosts file.
Here is the code in my hosts file:
127.0.0.1 localhost 172.17.1.107 wiki
But, when I open a browser and type "wiki" in the URL bar and hit "Enter" it takes me to the old location of my wiki as it appeared in my old hosts file:
Even though I have renamed the old hosts file "hosts_full" and moved it to my desktop (so, out of the etc folder entirely).
I have so far taken the following steps:
- Restarted (3 times)
- Issued "ipconfig /flushdns" from the command line
- Issued "ping wiki" from the command line (response was "Reply from 10.0.36.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=63")
I've cleared every cache I can think of (IE, FF).
I have an ISA firewall client that runs on my machine and I've tried all of this with it disabled and enabled. In fact, the firewall uses the old hosts file to resolve itself:
And somehow it still works fine even though the new hosts file doesn't contain that line.
Any ideas??? Thanks in advance for the help!