Re: Would it be okay to stop using the HOSTS file?
On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 16:57:11 +1200, Jason wrote:
> "Jim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "Russell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Would my computer run okay if I stopped it from using the "HOSTS" file?
>>> If so, how can I do that? The reason I want to stop using it is because
>>> some of the compontents of webpages do not show up anymore.
>> NO. The HOSTS file is required by the internet protocol.
>> You can eliminate it from contention by insuring that this is the only
>> active line in the file:
>> 127.0.0.1 local_host
> I thought it was localhost?
Default is 'localhost'. But you can change it to suit your taste.
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