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Modifying DNS for testing/dev

13 June 2011

Recently I needed to find the equivalent of /etc/hosts for Win7. I'll be honest, my first attempt at poking around Windows was a complete flop. I haven't worked in a Windows environment in years and I can't claim that I was a power user at that time (even remotely).

Let me quickly get to the point of this post, on Win7 there exists a hosts file. I was pleasantly surprised that it functions the same as /etc/hosts on Linux.

C:WINDOWS\system32\driverset\hosts

Simply update the with the hosts file with the paths that your need:

##
# Host Database
#
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
### added for testing purposes
63.245.217.71   thisisnotmarkup.mozilla.org
127.0.0.1       expectpants.com# don't touch
127.0.0.1   localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost

And test/dev away!

References: - Krzysztof Kowalczyk



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