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I cannot find any concrete info on this.

What is and is not valid in a windows (vista+) hosts file?

0.0.0.0 http://www.domain.com (I know for example that http:// is not valid)

  1. 0,0,0,0 www.domain.com
  2. 0.0.0.0 sub.domain.com
  3. 0.0.0.0 sub.sub.domain.com
  4. 0.0.0.0 domain_name.com
  5. 0.0.0.0 domain-mane.com
  6. 0.0.0.0 1domain.com
  7. 0.0.0.0 _domain.co
  8. 0.0.0.0 2

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

so IPv6 and its shorthand are also options I guess that would be forced upon you rather than elective.

::1             localhost

Edited by boththose
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Thanks, Jon.

so IPv6 and its shorthand are also options I guess that would be forced upon you rather than elective.

::1             localhost

Does this mean that only certain ipv6 representations are allowed?

Like 1234:00ab:0000:0000:0000:0abc:0012:0001 would have to be 1234:ab::abc:12:1 ?


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Does this mean that only certain ipv6 representations are allowed?

I would guess anything that DNS can resolve is fair game

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,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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  1. 0,0,0,0 www.domain.com
  2. 0.0.0.0 sub.domain.com
  3. 0.0.0.0 sub.sub.domain.com
  4. 0.0.0.0 domain_name.com
  5. 0.0.0.0 domain-mane.com
  6. 0.0.0.0 1domain.com
  7. 0.0.0.0 _domain.co
  8. 0.0.0.0 

I think that only nos.1 thru 6 are the valid ....

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

1 is not valid because of syntax.  0,0,0,0 instead of 0.0.0.0.  If it had correct syntax it would be valid.

Edit:  I just realized I'm echoing Jon on this

Edited by TouchOdeath

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