Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#3639 closed bug (invalid)

bindings in /beos/etc/hosts should take precendence over dns

Reported by: rossi Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Network & Internet Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc: mdisreali@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


On every other OS I use, I can override DNS resolution by adding appropiate entries in my local hosts file.

Nescessary, because my router does weird stuff when accessing internal machines, which are also visible to the outside and have a valid dns entry. Example:

I have an internal webserver, which is exposed to the internet, from the outside I can access this server using, from the internal network using the IP address works fine, but the name always resolves to the external IP of my router ...

As said, all other OS I use (Mac OS X and Linux) correctly resolv the name to the internal IP address if included in the local hosts file.

Just using the IP address internally doesn't work, as I do use a lot of vhost magic within apache, which depends on the names and I can't duplicate all the magic using the IP address, as it is always the same ...

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Disreali, 13 years ago

That is the same location that I used on BeOS in the past. I have not yet tried it, but it seems logical to me that /boot/home/config/etc/ might work.

comment:2 by Disreali, 13 years ago

Cc: mdisreali@… added

comment:3 by Disreali, 13 years ago

This issue is now more complicated, as there are /boot/beos/etc/, /boot/home/config/etc/, and and the new /boot/system/etc/ directories. I have not experienced my hosts file working in any of those locations.

comment:4 by Disreali, 12 years ago

What is the standard directory to place for hosts files? I still experience this issue of my hosts file being ignored when I have a copy in both /boot/system/etc/ and /boot/home/config/etc/. Is there another folder that the hosts file need to go?

comment:5 by axeld, 12 years ago

Currently, it should go into /etc - which works fine over here. At some point in the future, it will join the other network files at /boot/common/settings/network/, though.

comment:6 by aldeck, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

The hosts file should now be located in /boot/common/settings/network/

Should we put an empty "hosts" file there so that people coming from unixes can search it? (cf. newcomer on IRC)

closing as invalid as nothing had to be fixed really.

comment:7 by axeld, 12 years ago

Version: R1/pre-alpha1R1/Development

An empty hosts file wouldn't do, as you would at least need to have an entry for localhost in there :-)

Otherwise I wouldn't mind doing so.

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