IE ignoring hosts file

By , 18/08/2013 11:13

I switched from developing on a server to running development on my local computer as a part of my effort to better document and package the websites and their dependencies that I maintain. Therefor it also doesn’t make sense to maintain the DNS entries in my local server but instead I use the excellent Firefox add-on HostAdmin Host Editor.

I noticed however that IE was ignoring these entries in the hosts file for some reason. After some googling I stumbled into this blog post describing the solution which is to disable the “Automatically detect settings” check box in the IE options.

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One Response to “IE ignoring hosts file”

  1. Thank you! The link is broken but I found the option at “Connections-> LAN Settings” (translated from Spanish, actual labels may differ).

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