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How To Create A Host File To Get Around A Block


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#1 micsmith

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 09:36 PM

I like to go to myspace.com at work, but headquarters decided to block every computer in the whole system (network) from accessing that website. Headquarters is over 1000 miles away, so I can't ask them to disable the block on my computer. I don't know anything about computers, but my friend tried to piont me to something called a host or hosts file, maybe also called a hostname file. I found the IP number (or the PING number) or whatever number for myspace: 63.208.226.42. I tried working with the host file but I still couldn't figure out how to get it to work. My friend said to just put in excite.com and that big long number and save the file, then in a browser, when I went to excite.com, it would actually take me to myspace and get me around the block. But it is not working. If anyone has a solution, then that would be helpful. I have Windows 2000 Professional for the operating system.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:24 PM

but headquarters decided to block every computer in the whole system (network) from accessing that website.


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