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Re: Hosts file

On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Martin Gainty wrote:

> Where does cygwin look for hosts file ?
> Thanks, Martin

Cygwin is a layer on top of Windows, and it uses the Windows machinery to
implement networking.  Thus, the question is: where does Windows look for
the "hosts" file?  And the answer to that is Windows version-specific, and
could be found by a judicious application of a Google search...

That being said, as a convenience to its users, Cygwin provides a symbolic
link to the Windows hosts file in a standard POSIX place, i.e.,
/etc/hosts.  There are also links to other standard files, such as
/etc/networks, /etc/services, and /etc/protocols.
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