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Windows 7: Just installed new HOSTS file.... a question

29 Mar 2014   #1
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Just installed new HOSTS file.... a question

I've just installed the latest version of MVPS hosts and notice that the loop back addresses are 0.0.0.0 abd not 127.0.0.1 as they had been before.

I've an idea the change might have to do with IPV6 and I am not set up for that. Please, is that so, or do I need to find another source for a current hosts file?


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29 Mar 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rundwald View Post
I've just installed the latest version of MVPS hosts and notice that the loop back addresses are 0.0.0.0 abd not 127.0.0.1 as they had been before.

I've an idea the change might have to do with IPV6 and I am not set up for that. Please, is that so, or do I need to find another source for a current hosts file?
The HOSTS file contains a change in the prefix in the HOSTS entries to "0.0.0.0" instead of the usual "127.0.0.1".
This was done to resolve a slowdown issue with the new Win8.1/IE11 and the HOSTS file.

I'm not sure what Microsoft changed in the new version, although I suspect it has something to do with the new "TCP loopback interface" in Win8.1 ... this change in the prefix should not affect users.

HTH
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29 Mar 2014   #3
rundwald

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Thank you From your post I gather I need do nothing. Siuts lazy me!
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