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#1 davec1000

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 08:25 PM

I've downloaded HPHosts and now would like to put my most favored sites into the new HOSTS file. How do I find the IP address for a Yahoo or Google? (I'm assuming doing this would be a good idea, or at least, not a bad idea. Any thoughts?) Thanks

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 08:35 PM

Try this:
http://www.arin.net/whois/
or this:
http://www.networksolutions.com/en_US/whois/index.jhtml

Edited by Enthusiast, 24 May 2005 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2005 - 09:48 AM

In XP, go to Start>Run and type in cmd. This opens up a "Dos" box. Type in ping www.google.com or whatever website you want the ip address for. The reply will return with the ip address. Some websites are not pingable.

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