We'd like to set things up on our developers' Windows boxes such that all
.dev domains resolve to localhost. On Unix systems, firing up dnsmasq with a single additional line to
hosts would do it, but dnsmasq is sadly Unix-only. On the Windows side, I'm not aware of an equivalent solution, either built-in or available in a third-party utility. The best I've been able to come up with are some PowerShell scripts, running as administrator, that would alter
c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts directly—ugly and error-prone at best.
What's the right way to do this? Does no solution meaningfully exist right now?
bar.com, etc.) that talk to each other; we'd like to make it so that their location on the dev boxes is similar (
bar.dev), which allows for consistency without editing the hosts file for each site. Making new virtual hosts in IIS would be sufficient.