In Windows 95/98 hosts. will be located in C:\WINDOWS\HOSTS.
In Windows NT/2000 and maybe XP it will be located in
This assumes you are using HOSTS.  If you are not using the
HOSTS. file you will not find this file, but should find a
file named HOSTS.SAM in the same directory (SAM = Sample).

Quickest way to find it if you forget
Start -> Run -> Command -> DIR C:\ HOSTS. /s

The name could also be in your DNS server, if you have one.  You
may also be using  LMHOSTS or WINS, I've not used either of those,
but those are set up on your domain servers.

Your mileage may vary depending on network settings.


Jim Langston

From: "Ritsema, Doug B" <>

<SNIP> I am looking for the file that
associates the HostName with an IP address.  Would this be the
'c:\windows\host' file?

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