Wednesday, April 30, 2008

that windows has an etc directory

I ran into a problem today where a server I was trying to access fell off the DNS I was using. (Don't ask me how or why, I just suddenly wasn't able to resolve the hostname)

After poking around and chatting with some other computer people I found c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc . This handy little folder contains hosts and lmhosts files that will let you manually define hosts. They also have a few other files that work on network configuration type stuff.

Hopefully you'll never have to edit them, but its still handy to know.

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