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DNS to hosts-file?

Hi,

Is there a way to extract DNS-entries into a hosts-file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc) automatically?

This exports to a txt-file but I would like to have it automatically to hosts:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/export-dns-zones-to-a-text-file/1608

Thanks for your input.
J.
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
If it is the same format as the hosts file you could just add it:
type c:\windows\system32\dns\rwvdev-dot-intra.txt >> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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Leon FesterSenior Solutions ArchitectCommented:
There are no native tools that I know of for this, since the basic structure of a DNS zone is different to that of a Hosts file.

You're easiest option would be to setup a MS-Excel macro to read your DNS zone file, copy the data and strip the unneccessary columns and then save the file in the hosts. format.

e.g. of DNS Zone file entry
foo           IN A      21.160.109.58

e.g. of Host file entry
127.0.0.1                   localhost
64.156.132.150         www.experts-exchange.com
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Howto configure this macro? Never worked with macro's before.
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