Updating vista hosts file
that is after extracting the “hosts.zip” to a “temp” folder rename the existing HOSTS file (hosts.mvp) then copy the included HOSTS file to the “Windows\System32\drivers\etc” folder.Hopefully I’ll be able to come up with a better solution soon …I use Windows Vista connect to an office via a VPN.I use the LMHOSTS file to define names for IP addresses the other side of the VPN.Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?By default, if you try to modify your hosts file in Vista, it will not let you save it. To successfully modify the hosts file, run as an administrator and open the file. c:\temp) and the replacing the original with that and Vista wasn't picking up the entries (not sure why) but if I follow the approach above and edit the origianl, it works fine. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. I'm glad the security is tighter on the hosts file, but I couldn't find a solution until I found your post.# # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
Really annoying, even if you log into an administrator account you have to run Notepad explicitly as administrator. Tight security is good and all, but that's just annoying.Firefox has a DNS cache with a TTL of around 60 seconds, I believe: I usually just restart firefox if I've made a change and can't wait a minute.