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Windows 7: hosts and lmhosts

21 Apr 2011   #41

7 home premium 64-bit

why's that?

nslookup returned this:

Default Server: UnKnown

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21 Apr 2011   #42

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Because the lmhosts file is only used for special-purpose corporate environments.
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21 Apr 2011   #43

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like Pup/PARC? I don't mean to be redundant and beg the question, but the purpose seems like while it was designed for can be applied general purpose. any reason why it can't, as a finite answer, be applied more generally than an in-house network?

i was assignging the #pre ... switch? argument? so that when the browser loads, it is already anticipating this ip to this domain. is that not an accurate use?
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21 Apr 2011   #44

W7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Leave lmhosts alone.
x2. In this day and age, lmhosts is ignored by your machine.
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21 Apr 2011   #45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

lmhosts isn't used anymore. Like I have said, probably a dozen times, it's for netbios name resolution on Microsoft workgroup or domain based networks. However, it's been replaced with DNS for a number of years now and is almost not used anywhere. The only thing it's applicable to is a home, business or corporate network. This isn't routable on the Internet and won't be used for resolving websites and the like. It's only for netbios names on a Microsoft Network.
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21 Apr 2011   #46

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ok, fair enough. take care folks.
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