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NSLOOKUP for 98 SE

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Did you want something Yikes?

FYI this thread is about optimizing the HOSTS file (commonly used to block access to spyware/malware/virus/offensive/etc.. websites).

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:huh: ived tryed many host progams like adhost etc they do add host file to windows but nothing shows up in the zones? 98se
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BTW, I recently learned something about the HOSTS file - even gigantic hosts files can be installed on XP.

Unfortunately, the DNS service will consume about ten times as much memory as the HOSTS file is in bytes! This can exceed 20 MB easily. Other OS's such as 98/ME/Linux do not have this problem.

Also, the DNS service will consume all available CPU until it fully loads the HOSTS file. This can take a few minutes. My first tests on XP seemed really random because I did not wait long enough for the DNS service to finish loading. I tried it again recently and it does reliably blocks bad websites.

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ived tryed many host progams like adhost etc they do add host file to windows but nothing shows up in the zones? 98se

By "zones", are you talking about the security zones in Internet Explorer?

I doubt IE knows anything about HOSTS - the HOSTS file is used at a lower-level as part of Windows Sockets (e.g. ws2_32.dll) to provide the first used mechanism for looking up HOST names and converting them to IP addresses. The HOSTS file works automatically for any program that uses the Internet, so you shouldn't worry about stuff not showing up in the zones.

If you want to check whether your HOSTS file is working properly. then from a command prompt (command or cmd on 2000/XP), type "ping hostname" and you will see the resolved address. Or, if your host is disabled with an address such as 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0, then just open it in your internet browser and you will find it inaccessible.

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9x/2000/ME/XP/2003 OSes with MS IE 5.5 or newer have a primitive "HOSTS-like" feature built-in, but u need to add/remove servers/IP addresses manually, 1 at a time:

Control Panel -> Internet Options [this refers to MS IE 6.0 SP1 settings] -> Security tab -> Restricted Sites -> Add/remove Web sites must be typed in -> OK.

All I have on HOSTS files is here:

http://www.mdgx.com/hosts.php

Hope this helps.

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From what I can figure, the tools discussed above are about editing a 'hosts' file, whereas I came across this thread searching for an equivalent/replacement for 'nslookup' (also, the tool by that name in 'trace.zip' didn't work at all for me).

I've finally found something that fits the bill : http://members.tripod.com/~a_shekhar/resolve/resolve.zip

Joe.

PS. You may not be able to download the above file directly by clicking the above link. You can copy the link location into the address line of your browser or visit the hosting page : http://members.tripod.com/~a_shekhar/resolve/resolve.html

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I use nslookup.exe that identifies itself as:

NSLookup Version 2.0

Copyright 1995

Global Solutions, Inc.

File size: 17,920 bytes

File Date: March 4, 1996

File Description: NSLOOKUP MFC Application

It's a widows GUI application (it does not drop you into a DOS shell). You enter the name of a host and it gives you the FQDN, Alias and resolved IP address (or addresses) all of which you can cut and paste. If you enter an IP address instead of a host, it will rDNS and give you the host-name (if it exists).

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I use nslookup.exe that identifies itself as:

NSLookup Version 2.0

Copyright 1995

Global Solutions, Inc.

File size: 17,920 bytes

File Date: March 4, 1996

File Description: NSLOOKUP MFC Application

It's a widows GUI application (it does not drop you into a DOS shell). You enter the name of a host and it gives you the FQDN, Alias and resolved IP address (or addresses) all of which you can cut and paste. If you enter an IP address instead of a host, it will rDNS and give you the host-name (if it exists).

Thanks, I'd be interested in trying this.

Unfortunately however, my attempts to find this utility were exactly a "wild goose chase". I think I located this company's physical address, postal address, phone and fax numbers but alas, no signs of a web site! (Of course, even if I find their web site, chances are this olde utility will long have been deleted.) :(

Joe.

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Unfortunately however, my attempts to find this utility were exactly a "wild goose chase". I think I located this company's physical address, postal address, phone and fax numbers but alas, no signs of a web site! (Of course, even if I find their web site, chances are this olde utility will long have been deleted.) :(

Your google-fu is seemingly low :w00t: ,

the real issue is that the good guys put one of the nice robots.txt on their site (which is no more):

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.globsol.com/

(it should be this one :unsure: )

Maybe you can get something of use by googling for:

site:http://cd.textfiles.com/ nslookup

but cannot say....

jaclaz

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Unfortunately however, my attempts to find this utility were exactly a "wild goose chase". I think I located this company's physical address, postal address, phone and fax numbers but alas, no signs of a web site! (Of course, even if I find their web site, chances are this olde utility will long have been deleted.) :(

Your google-fu is seemingly low :w00t: ,

the real issue is that the good guys put one of the nice robots.txt on their site (which is no more):

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.globsol.com/

(it should be this one :unsure: )

Maybe you can get something of use by googling for:

site:http://cd.textfiles.com/ nslookup

but cannot say....

jaclaz

Thank you jaclaz (and Nomen). :yes:

I had never heard of this company before, so was unable to find their original URL, which is gone and forgotten (BTW, I don't recall this effect being mentioned by Asimov).

That search query you gave is certainly interesting. This helped to track down an 'nslookup' utility from Ashmount Research that kinda works, but doesn't resolve some internal network names like 'resolve' is able.

Further searching the net revealed this gem : http://www.jimprice.com/jim-soft.shtml#nsbatch (seems to work as well as 'resolve' and has more features).

Joe.

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I had never heard of this company before, so was unable to find their original URL, which is gone and forgotten (BTW, I don't recall this effect being mentioned by Asimov).

You should try Philip K. Dick... particularly: "Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said!".

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I had never heard of this company before, so was unable to find their original URL, which is gone and forgotten (BTW, I don't recall this effect being mentioned by Asimov).

You should try Philip K. Dick... particularly: "Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said!".

Thanks, Den. It's been a long time since I took the time to read a novel. :)

Hmmm ... So the missing data is due to a serious case of "observer effect"? Since some of us apparently have memories of this data, that means we've been taken into an alternate reality where the data doesn't exist. The observer is the Internet Archive, but if that dies, we don't get the missing data back, so that doesn't work. Instead we need an antidote to those pesky robots, the KR-3 of the 'net.

BTW, I've found another 'nslookup' (and more!) tool : HoverIP. Lots of features, however, it requires KernelEx, Kext (Kstub) and a couple more little details, which I've documented in the Kext thread.

Joe.

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