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By rpalfery ·
in windows 2000pro how do you add domain names i.e. techrepublic.com, so they will be stored thereby reducing the time it takes to resolve them to ip addresses? i sit behind a gateway router and have a cable modem.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to dns caching?

Add an entry into your local HOSTS file. HOSTS does DNS resolution (using HOSTS files is how they used to do name resolution back in the ARPAnet days before they had DNS servers!) Win2K has a HOSTS file that still works!
It should be in %windir%\system32\drivers\etc
The file is called simply HOSTS. No file extenstion.
Open it up in Notepad and put the IP address, a Tab, then the web site you want to have resovled.

For example, to set up a definition to www.yahoo.com, put this in the HOSTSfile:

66.218.71.88 www.yahoo.com


hope this helps

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