> Magically healed! Now the browser can go to www.anyplace.org, though I'm not
> sure why. Played with some /etc files, rebooted, tried again and no good.
> Then just a few minutes ago, removed some comments from /etc/hosts, just
> cleaning up, then a minute later clicked on a link in an email, and voila!
> Do /etc/hosts files not allow comments? That's the only thing I can think of
> to explain this miraculous healing. All the other /etc files having to do
> with networking have lines starting with # which are obviously comments, I just
> assumed hosts, too, could have these.
> Daren Scot Wilson
I thought it did and mine has one comment. It is the last line, however,
commenting out a host I don't need but the comment line is working just
fine. The commented out host is now looked up with DNS and the hosts
above in the file are localnet hosts and they all answer just fine. I
also have several comments in /etc/resolv.conf - I switch name servers
when I detect dead ones on the fly and my shell scripts that do it
always use commented files for replacement (helps me remember what I've
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