httplib does not use "hosts" file (Windows)

Fredrik Lundh effbot at telia.com
Tue Sep 12 22:12:58 CEST 2000


Gilles Lenfant wrote:
> Why not Python ??? Doesnt it look for address resolution by the usual
> windows services ?

It uses gethostbyname, as provided by the winsock layer.
Works on all boxes I've ever used.

:::

On the other hand, as Tim pointed out, are you sure you're
editing the right file?  All docs I have says that HOSTS should
be under:

    %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS

(at least for NT 3.51 and NT 4.0; on my Win95 box, it's in
the \WINDOWS directory)

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