I have a website www.w2w3w2w3.com
where index.html is doing a redirect in a meta tag:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;url=http://www.w2w3w2w3.com/cgi-bin/
Now, I added an entry to my Hosts file:
But instead of resolving to my localhost (root) folder where there is an index.html that merely displays "Hello World!", the browser instead resolves to (on my local pc) http://www.w2w3w2w3.com/cgi-bin/
i.e. in my case, to a non-existent cgi-bin folder on my local pc.
I can use various tools to confirm that the browser is in fact resolving to localhost on my pc (ping, fiddler, tracert...).
So I figure there's some cache that is responsible for this behavior. I suspect that if I go into Chrome and clear all the caches, the browser will no longer resolve to the cgi-bin folder (which is the case if I "switch person" in Chrome to a profile that has never navigated to www.w2w3w2w3.com
before, or if I use an incognito window to navigate to the url).
But before I clear all the Chrome browsing caches, I want to know exactly which cache is responsible for this behavior and whether or not I can examine a cache file to confirm the entry causing this behavior.
Any gurus out there that can help me?