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How To Configure The "/etc/hosts" File On Linux (Doc ID 242490.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Purpose

This article will show you how to properly configure the "/etc/hosts" file on a Linux platform.

Scope

This is intended for Linux system administrators and Linux DBAs with system administration skills.

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 What Is /etc/hosts And Why Is It Used?
 Format Of The /etc/hosts File
 Associating Host Names And IP Addresses
 Official Reference
 Example

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