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Slick Willard ^

Posted on 09/22/2001 6:38:49 PM PDT by Senator Pardek

http://messages.clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/freerepublic/bbs?action=m&tid=freerepublic&sid=12172625&mid=13086

It worked for me.


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1 posted on 09/22/2001 6:38:49 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
Thank you slickwillard. I followed your steps in adding to the host file in Windows.

I had to reboot in order for the changes to take place (Windows Me)

and thanks Senator for this post. I posted an article earlier in the day and it has been so frustrating trying to reply to the posts.

2 posted on 09/22/2001 6:43:29 PM PDT by spald
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To: dakine
Here you go.
3 posted on 09/22/2001 6:44:43 PM PDT by riley1992
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To: all - info from yahoo link
Open your HOSTS file with a text editor (preferably NOTEPAD.EXE; if you use WORDPAD.EXE or WINWORD.EXE, be sure you save the file as raw text, not formatted. Also, be sure that you don't add a suffix like ".txt" to the file.) In a typical Windows 95-98-ME installation, your HOSTS file is

C:\Windows\hosts

In a typical Windows NT-2000 installation, your HOSTS file is

C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add a line that looks like the following:

206.112.97.70 www.freerepublic.com

Now save your work, making sure, as above, that you don't add a suffix like ".txt" to the file, and that you save the file as raw, not formatted, text. You should be able to get to FreeRepublic without rebooting.

If you are having problems, consult a Microsoft Knowledge Base article like the following: http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q172218

POTENTIAL DRAWBACK: Many months, or years, down the road, JimRob may change to a new ISP and receve a new IP address. If that happens, your computer will be hardwired to the old address, and it won't know to look for the new address. At that point in the future, try to remember that you altered your HOSTS file. (For instance, the FreeRepublic IP address was 24.142.63.193 before it became 206.112.97.70.)

4 posted on 09/22/2001 6:50:14 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Senator Pardek
Now, can you make the preferences for hiding your opinions/comments work?
5 posted on 09/22/2001 6:50:17 PM PDT by sharktrager
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I should add - proceed with caution. Only you are liable for what you do with your PC.
6 posted on 09/22/2001 6:50:30 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Senator Pardek
Only you are liable for what you do with your PC

There are times when my cat is as culpable.

7 posted on 09/22/2001 6:53:35 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Senator Pardek
Just an added note-- If you are a liberal, commie, pinko, disruptor-- then disregard this post.
8 posted on 09/22/2001 6:53:53 PM PDT by Mark
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To: Senator Pardek, All
I add, for clarification, that there may already be entries in the /hosts file for existing network configurations.

Simply add the new IP to the existing list, save the modified file, reboot, and away you go.

9 posted on 09/22/2001 7:05:42 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: Senator Pardek Slick Willard
A couple of notes:
  1. My "notepad" automatically appends a ".txt" to the file name when I save a file that doens't already have that extension. I had to go to the file and rename it to just "hosts". This can be done with "Explorer" or just use the file open box and right click on the "hosts.txt" file that you just created and choose "rename".
  2. You have to close IE and restart it for the changes to take effect.
Thanks, Slick! (heh heh)
10 posted on 09/22/2001 7:09:21 PM PDT by Anthem
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To: Senator Pardek, A+Bert
If you can't post, maybe you've been banned.
11 posted on 09/22/2001 7:31:11 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Senator Pardek
Thank you sir. Worked like a champ.
12 posted on 09/22/2001 7:55:36 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: Anthem
My "notepad" automatically appends a ".txt" to the file name when I save a file that doens't already have that extension.

Use File Save As... and put double quotes around the name of the file when you save it: "hosts"

13 posted on 09/22/2001 8:03:53 PM PDT by SlickWillard
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To: Senator Pardek
My wifes computer reached some other www.freerepublic.com today. My computer could access it just fine. Her computer was using a different DNS server for her network connection. Changed her's to what mine was using and everything is okay again.

I'm just a little concerned that there is another www.freerepublic.com (totally unrelated to our freerepublic) that other DNS servers may be pointing to.

14 posted on 09/22/2001 8:16:29 PM PDT by TexasChip
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To: Dog Gone Senator Pardek, A+Bert
Gawd, I long for the days of yesteryear where Loose lips were the grist of most posts .

Resolute posting!

15 posted on 09/22/2001 8:18:54 PM PDT by Phil V.
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To: Senator Pardek
Thanks!

I presume JimRob will notify us when the problem is fixed, so we can undo the change to our hosts file?

16 posted on 09/22/2001 8:30:30 PM PDT by Menkenspiel
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To: Senator Pardek
If you use Netscape there is not problem in posting or reading. I do have AOL and Microsoft Explorer 6 and www.republic.com gives me a page saying the site is under construction. So, it's easier to use Netscape Navigator.
17 posted on 09/22/2001 9:16:35 PM PDT by Corazon
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To: Keith in Iowa
seems like the simplest thing to do is type in those numbers....worked for me on my old computer...
18 posted on 09/22/2001 9:24:56 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Senator Pardek
In Linux/Unix, edit /etc/hosts, add 206.112.97.70 www.freerepublic.com
Done! No reboots need in Unix.

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20 posted on 09/22/2001 11:39:12 PM PDT by TERMINATTOR
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To: Dog Gone
If you can't post, maybe you've been banned.


21 posted on 09/23/2001 12:15:13 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Keith in Iowa
 
Excellent!
 
Even though it was made quite clear not to save the Hosts file with any suffixes, one explanation left out for the amateur-techie types is that the Hosts file that typically already exists in Windows is a sample file, and named as such (Hosts.sam). Opening, editing and saving it as-is won't do anything. I think that may have been the source of some frustration from some folk over at the Yahoo site.
 
I'm not grousing - just adding to the sum total of knowledge (I hope!)
 
Anyway - I'm not expert with Host files, but here are some folks who sure seem to be >> Gorilla Design Studios (funny name - interesting tech..)
 
 

22 posted on 09/23/2001 12:24:18 AM PDT by DeBug=int13
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To: lowbridge
LOL!!
23 posted on 09/23/2001 8:03:42 AM PDT by looney tune
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To: lowbridge
Nice!
24 posted on 09/23/2001 9:11:43 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: all
bttt
25 posted on 09/23/2001 12:48:46 PM PDT by GretchenEE
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To: Senator Pardek
I'm going to bookmark this so I can read it next time I can't get in...(bump)
26 posted on 09/23/2001 9:57:57 PM PDT by error99
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