okay I'm having an odd problem here. I don't have problem getting to
websites, but that is also the problem some websites I'm susposed to have a
problem getting to but I don't.
or putting it another way, here's a test I did
after saving the file I did the ipconfig /flushdns
and it said "Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache."
then i issued nslookup www.weather.com
Addresses: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
then I tried nslookup localhost
*** dns-cac-lb-01.tampabay.rr.com can't find localhost: Non-existent domain
I checked my registry next
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DataBasePath is set to: "%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc"
next I checked the system varables
I then did a netsh and dump, and restarted my computer.
I then tried again to do a nslookup on weather.com and again it found the
actual ip address of the website complety ignoring the entry in the hosts
file. then I tried the localhost and again it said it didn't exist.
what is gooing on? and more importnaly how do I fix this?