I have received an email saying that there is an update to the hosts file available today. I downloaded it and got the message that the name has been changed and the file has been updated. So far so good. The question is, is it possible to find this file to see what has been added, is it merely added to what already exists, does it keep adding, (so there are duplicate entries) or put it another way, what exactly happens when you update? The reason that I ask is that a little program that monitors the hosts file for changes has just gone nuts with changes, which is fine because I know it works, but the list is very long, and I was just wondering how it works, and if the list gets longer and longer, whether the entry is already there or not.
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC is where according to the web page you should nagigate to ; you are looking for a text file ; at least on my win98se that is what I find( but not in the section of windows YOU have to look in)..a text file ; you may have to do a bit of nagigating to find it?
Thanks people, I found it, (needed to look harder), lol. I opened it with notepad, and the new file is dated 04/08/07, even though the file date on the website is older. All I wanted to do was find it, and see what was in it. As for my little monitoring program, it would appear to have logged the additions to the file, which is fine.