I am running Win2000 pro and connect to my LAN via DHCP.
I want to hard-code an IP into the Hosts file so that when I ping that "www." location, it resolves to the IP hard-coded in the HOSTS file.
It won't work.
I have gone into WINDOW2000/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC/HOSTS and also WINDOW2000/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC/LMHOSTS and changed each to reflect what I want.
But each time I ping www.mysite.com, I resolve to the DHCP rendition of what IP that should go to.
I have rebooted.