[Dnsmasq-discuss] Strange (well, I can't udnerstand it) /etc/hosts effect

richardvoigt at gmail.com richardvoigt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 18:30:20 BST 2009


On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Chris G<cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> I run a fairly default version of dnsmasq on my xubuntu 9.04 Linux box
> so that I don't have to maintain losts of network (or hosts)
> configurations around our network.
>
> I have just added:-
>
>    127.0.0.1       www.google-analytics.com  ssl.www.google-analytics.com
>
> to my /etc/hosts file.  I'm not paranoid about snooping but I am fed
> up with having to wait for www.google-analytics.com to respond, it's
> often quite slow taking several seconds with the address displayed at
> the bottom of Firefox.
>
> So, it appears to work, but why does 'host' respond as follows:-
>
>    chris$ host www.google-analytics.com
>    www.google-analytics.com has address 127.0.0.1
>    www.google-analytics.com is an alias for www-google-analytics.l.google.com.
>    www.google-analytics.com is an alias for www-google-analytics.l.google.com.
>
> Why don't the aliases disappear as well?

Did you clear your cache?

>
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