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Re: Hosts file
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Martin Gainty <mgainty at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:16:06 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Hosts file
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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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