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Old 3rd January 2012, 20:58
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The purpose of the /etc/hosts file is to override domains in DNS. So if you set the domain in the hosts file (on your desktop, not the server!), then it instructs your browser to access the server that is defined in /etc/hosts and to ignore the DNS record. Just try it, you will see then that it works for Linux, *BSD, Windows and MacOS.
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