[thelist] why can't IE find the new IP number?

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Thu Jul 25 09:50:01 CDT 2002

Hosts.sam is of course, just the sample file... not actually in use though
by Windows.  Rename it to "hosts" (no extension) to "turn it on"

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

> > Depending on the config of your box, there might be a file in
> > c:\winnt\system32\dns\... that's a necessary file, so don't
> delete it, but
> > open it in notepad and see what's in there. (This *might* only
> be if you've
> > got MS's DNS server installed on that box... MSDN was unclear
> -- surprise,
> > surprise).
>  -- maybe I'm clear not about the original question, but the file in
> question above should actually be the HOSTS file, not LMHOSTS. LMHOSTS
> is used for resolving computer names (ie: WINS), not DNS names.
> Additionally, it's located in c:\{winroot}\system32\drivers\etc\ not in
> c:\{winroot}\system32\dns\ (at least on all the windows NT & 2000
> machines I'v worked on).  Note that sometimes the HOSTS file is named
> HOSTS.sam.
> AJ

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