Updating the hosts file

Now you may wanna try the steps given here, but follow the steps carefully otherwise your entire internet connection may become “dumb.” If you have any questions related to Windows 10 hosts file, feel free to drop a comment below.

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This can be used perfectly to block access to any websites that you don’t want to visit, especially in a networked environment where multiple PCs and users exist (i.e. Introduction done, and now you’re familiar with this new friend, right?

Now let’s learn how to deal with Windows 10 hosts file: As I said above, you can navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc to find your Windows 10 hosts file.

to their respective IP addresses so you can browse the internet.

If you block a website inside this file, you won’t be able to browse it anymore.

You will probably be asked to confirm the action using Administrator account.

While most PC users don’t ever encounter a need of modifying their computer’s hosts file, there’re some like you who do.

You can see the file by navigating to the path given below: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc The size of original file tends to be around 824 bytes.

The role of this file in your system is to map user-friendly hostnames (i.e.

I’m going to use Ansible (running on my Raspberry Pi 3) to update the hosts file on each of the other Raspberry Pis.

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