All entries of a long LMHOSTS files are not loaded
Posted on 2005-03-04
I have a very long LMHOSTS file. This was always working fine until we got too many entries in there. Apparently, the remaining entries after the 1000th entry are not read or loaded. This behaviour is the same on NT4, Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 servers.
I have seen something in the MS Technet saying that depending of the performance of the server, 1000 entries of the LMHOSTS file could be parsed before some kind of timeout. But what I cannot find in the MS Technet is a way (registry or something else) to increase that timeout or to force the OS to read the complete LMHOSTS file.
Does someone have an idea, an answer and a solution for me?