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The host file in WinXP is located in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc
Windows automatically uses the host file before querying DNS in WinXP.
Hope this helps!
"Deepak Dhake" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> How to use the host file on windows XP/2000 so that it is
> used instead of a dns lookup? Any suggestions? Please
> give me instructions.
> Thanks in advance.