On Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 14:59:33 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Monday 2019-07-29 18:54, Manfred Hollstein wrote:
everyone coming from a *NIX background *knows* what /etc is and
probably can deduct, what /usr/etc is. Even if you believe it was a
terrible name, it *is* a name known to a lot of people, at least from
a generation before 2019 or maybe more ;) Even M$ adopted it... (do
you know where their /etc/hosts equivalent lives ;) ? )
Technically speaking, today's equivalent of the hosts file lives in one
or more unspecified databases. In case of Windows, there is a program
called "DNS Manager" to edit it (this is probably already outdated
information, looks like they have something new in Windows 2016 again).
As is common with Microsoft products, the data is stored in binary form
in some arcane location somewhere (the registry, an AD, ... needless to
say, the data _will_ end up on an actual storage device at some point).
but, you can still edit the file (C:Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts),
and it gets respected. So, the interface is still the same.