how to assign alias for loopback(e.g, somename.lol to 127.0.0.1)
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    how to assign alias for loopback(e.g, somename.lol to 127.0.0.1)

    Hi,
    I want to know how to assign alias name for loopback address.e.g,. somename.lol to 127.0.0.1 so when i ping somenme.lol it will
    ping to 127.0.0.1.

    1 more thing where the name will be stored.
    like localhost.localdomain. for 127.0.0.1

    thanks in advance.
    lok.

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    Just Another Geek
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    You'll need to edit your hosts file.

    On windows NT/2K/XP/2K3 it's located at %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    On Linux/*BSD it's located at /etc/hosts
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    Hi thank u all,

    I hav one more doubt. clikc http://blacksun.box.sk .
    Any explanation how it happens?
    Thanks
    - lok.

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    hmmm, there are legit reasons for what you are doing and there are illegit reasons...
    editing someone elses host file is not cool. If oyu want to hard assign a name to resolve to a certain address, fine... but dont be screwing with ppls host files...
    If you are not, my apologies... just since you didnt state a reason to want to do that... sounds fishy.

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    you are braver than me sword, I dont click on links with "why did THAT happen" attached... looks like the site is down.
    thats a pretty standard error message... what do you mean what happens?
    thats "no answer" at the computer you are trying to call on port 80.
    Remember -
    The ark was built by amatures...
    The Titanic was built by professionals.

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    Hi,

    Actully i am a student studying about n/w security.. i saw the link from antionline only.
    it is under newbie security questions advice... there the link is backsun.box.sk/books.html
    I tried that link it shows object not found so that i remove books.html ...

    I donno how it happens any one plz help me regarding the above.
    Thanks in advance.
    -lok.

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    In my browser it shows my lan website home page how it happens.

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    AntiOnline n00b
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    try this

    http://custom.lab.unb.br/pub/books/b....box.sk/books/

    [edit] Is it A double Posting day or Something

    hey lok i have no idea what you are trying to say, could you elabourate it a bit by Editing your post


    In my browser it shows my lan website home page how it happens.
    I think it is because it is set your default home page . Check
    • Tools-->InterNet Options-->Home Page
    [/list]
    I tried that link it shows object not found so that i remove books.html ...
    Object not found!
    The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.
    If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster
    Are you talking about this , the error message says it all you are following a very outdated links. what exaxtly do you want books on.?


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    when i entered the link in my address bar.
    It will show the web page of my local system which is running webserver.

    when i entered the link in the system which has no webserver running.
    It will give me the web page of the web server running in the proxy.
    -lok.

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