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Offline Paulo

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[SOLVED]Questions about the /etc/hosts file
« on: March 25, 2013, 08:10:23 AM »
Hi all

I need to modify (add to) my hosts file but according to the wiki, the /etc folder is not persistent between boots.
Not a problem as I can create a script that appends to it at boot time.

However I see that the hosts file is a mix of ipv4 and ipv6 stuff, can I add ipv4 stuff at the end of the hosts file?
For example my hosts file looks something like this:

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127.0.0.1 box localhost

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
# (added automatically by netbase upgrade)

::1  ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
then a bunch of IPv6 related lines.

Can I append to the end of the file with lines like this:

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0.0.0.0 SomePeskyAdServer.com
0.0.0.0 AnotherAdServer.net

Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 08:41:56 AM by Paulo »

Offline Paulo

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Re: Questions about the /etc/hosts file
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 08:38:31 AM »
OK, tried it out and works like a charm  ;)

Offline tinypoodle

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Re: [SOLVED]Questions about the /etc/hosts file
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 08:56:54 AM »
My hosts file happens to be 500Kb+ in size and 15000 lines+ in length.

Storing it on same partition as persistent tcedir and symlinking it to /etc/hosts, while including the symlink in backup works fine for me.

Before symlinking I had prepended the content of default /etc/hosts to my personal file.
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Offline Paulo

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Re: [SOLVED]Questions about the /etc/hosts file
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 09:10:37 AM »
Hi tinypoodle

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My hosts file happens to be 500Kb+ in size and 15000 lines+ in length.

Wow, you must really hate adverts  :)

Seriously, symlinking is a good idea.
Thanks.