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Front-End Engineer at Exact Target

Co-Author of HTML, XHTML and CSS All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies

Graduated from IU with a Bachelors of Media Arts and Science and a Certificate in Applied Computer Science.

Tech Editor for Building Facebook Applications for Dummies and Building Websites All-in-one for Dummies 2nd Edition.

Creator and maintainer of the Status-bar Calculator Firefox and Chrome extensions

Three years professional experience in Java E-Commerce Development and four years professional experience with PHP

Teach Server Side Programming with PHP and Mobile Applications Development at IUPUI


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revised HOSTS file being ignored
updated the answer after doing some more testing...
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
1: Reply from 172.17.1.107: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=63 2: Nope, reviewed entire hosts file scroll-bar and all... 3: DataBasePath, Type="REG_EXPAND_SZ", Data="%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc" That %SystemRoot% part got me curious, so I opened up my "Environment Variables" and looked for a SystemRoot variable. Didn't see one, so I created one and set it to C:\Windows, then I did an ipconfig /flushdns and pinged www.wiki.com, but it still responded from 70.35.23.23 instead of 172.17.1.107 (which is what I set it to in my hosts file). Thanks though! Good suggestions all!
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
and it still didn't work btw
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
oops :P Ok, did an nbtstat -R and nbtstat -RR and nbtstat -r and then nbtstat -c (and it said "no names in cache)
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
when I issue the "nbstat" command, I get "'nbstat' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
Yeah, everything in lmhosts.sam is commented out and there's only the two lines I specified in the original question in my hosts file...
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
And now I either installed BIND wrong, or my computer is ignoring that too, because it isn't working either...
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comment HOSTS file being ignored
What should the permissions be (right now the file is not read only and all permissions are set to allow for all users)? I tried setting to www.wiki.com and it still didn't work. (I changed the line to 172.17.1.107 www.wiki.com) Then I opened up my command prompt and tried pinging www.wiki.com and it returned "Pinging www.wiki.com [70.35.23.23] with 32 bytes of data" but then it said "Request timed out" three times. Then anything I tried to ping returned Request timed out. I'm in the middle of a BIND install now to try and fix this, I don't know if that would effect the pings...
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