I am trying to poison my host file to remap a domain of mine for development of my site on a new hosting partner. I have opened up the host file in Administrator mode and made the change, and have saved it.
I then flushed my DNS, cleared my browser cache, history and closed it down.
Reloading the site in the now fresh browser and DNS cache, still resolves to my live site and not the new IP.
I am using Win 8.1.1 Pro. I have done this in the past and have never had any issues up until now. Any ideas?
Best Answer +BudMan , 19 May 2014 - 11:46
Agreed Host file would not have anything to do with a browser resolving through a proxy. With a proxy your proxy resolves fqdn for you, not the local system. Be it automatic set proxy or manual set proxy.
To validate it host file works, simple test like I did above is all that is needed. I have seen name before IP in host file as a common mistake.
Other likely issue is antivirus/security software blocking the change, reverting it, etc.
Example - this just popped up on my 8.1.1 box I used to show example of it working
I let it do its thing - and where you go.. No more entry in my host file
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