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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

is there a way or program to organize a hosts file so its not condensed so that i can go in and modify it?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=13



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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

This is what I use if I ever modify it: http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman/

Which I rarely have to do anymore since I've been using the Mvps Hosts File Update topic.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

they both have a search/sort feature?
@animal the second link - does this automatically update your hosts file? if so, why use this, instead of the standard windows 7 hosts file? is it more comprehensive?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:25 PM

1) Yes Hostsman has a search feature. 2) Yes, download the zip. Open it in either in a folder or your desktop. I have a specific folder dedicated to this download. Click the installer(.bat file) and voilą, Hosts file replaced in one click.

I don't have Windows 7, and yes I feel it's the most comprehensive Hosts file for XP, Vista and Win 7. Bes ure and read the special directions regarding Win 7 install.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

I included "127.0.0.1 www.google.com" in my hosts file, but when i visit https://www.google.com/, it still loads the page.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

I don't have Windows 7, and yes I feel it's the most comprehensive Hosts file for XP, Vista and Win 7. Bes ure and read the special directions regarding Win 7 install.


FWIW, in addition to MVPS hosts, I add Peter Lowe's list: http://pgl.yoyo.org/as/serverlist.php?hostformat=hosts&showintro=1&mimetype=plaintext

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

I included "127.0.0.1 www.google.com" in my hosts file, but when i visit https://www.google.com/, it still loads the page.

You need to add https://www.google.com for it to work. If you just use www.google.com it defaults to the http protocol. For ssl you need to include the https iteration entry as well.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

This is what I use if I ever modify it: http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman/

Which I rarely have to do anymore since I've been using the Mvps Hosts File Update topic.


I am trying to modify a hosts file from a mobile device. is this able to open that type of file, or is it only able to use the system hosts file?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

Since the hosts file is strictly text, any text editor can modify a hosts file. If the mobile device has a text editor use that.

I've never used hostsman except on a computer, but I doubt it works on a mobile device. I could be wrong.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

when i try to open the hosts file, and browse to it, it opens the one on my computer. is there another way to open the hosts file from my mobile device?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

I am trying to modify a hosts file from a mobile device.

Hi -
Is this for / from a cell phone or a small Tablet type device when you say mobile device ??




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