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DNS on desktop
wheel

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Msg#: 3469031 posted 2:22 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

If I'm running linux on my desktop, how can I set the IP address for a host (not running named on the desktop)?

Specifically, I'd like to do something like the Windows hosts file where you can drop IP/web addresses into the file and it looks there first. Is there anything similiar on linux for the desktop?

 

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Msg#: 3469031 posted 2:26 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Should be at /etc/hosts

wheel

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Msg#: 3469031 posted 2:47 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

D'oh!

Gibble

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Msg#: 3469031 posted 2:49 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

lol, I take it that worked for you then?

wheel

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Msg#: 3469031 posted 2:51 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Worked great - Thanks! And as soon as I saw your post it was a 'I coulda had a V8' moment.

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Msg#: 3469031 posted 2:55 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

lol, no kidding.

As I always say, "The amount of time needed to solve a problem is inversely proportionate to its complexity."

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