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Host entry

You can set a hosts entry in your machine to bypass the DNS by adding the following entry in the host's file of your system.


1.To add host entry in Linux system.


 

Location of hosts file in Linux: /etc/hosts


2. Edit the hosts file using any editor


3.Add host entries in the etc file in the following format


 

IP Address  domain.com  www.domain.com



 

Add entries as shown in the example.

 

 

 

4.Access the domain in your browser , it will bypass the DNS.


 

1.To add host entry in Windows system.

 

Location of hosts file in Windows: c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

 


 

2.Open file hosts

 

 

3. Add host entry to hosts file in the following format

            

      IP Address    domain.com



Add entries as shown in the example.

 

4.Access the domain in your browser , it will bypass the DNS.


 


Location of hosts file in Mac : /private/etc/hosts


 

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