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Re: Why doesn't NetBSD recognize my entries in /etc/hosts?

On 9/17/2015 1:32 PM, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
On 16 September 2015 at 23:13, Matt Sporleder <> wrote:
Show us a sample hosts entry and the full output of your ping, please.
Ok, this is not necessary now.

For some reasons, I have redone the whole process today and the
entries were correctly redirected to as expected.

There must have been a file corruption when downloading the file from:

The first time I just downloaded it with wget.

Now I have selected all text and copied it into leafpad, then moved it
to /etc/hosts.

There might have been some extra line feed that could have prevented
the file from being parsed correctly.
Yep, there definitely are carriage returns (not line feeds), but it's not file corruption, it's just a MS Windows style text file. If you open it in vi you'll clearly see all the "^M"'s at the end of each line.

Assuming you'll want to fetch an updated copy of that file in the future, you can automatically trim those off with something like this:
ftp -o - | tr -d '\r' > hosts.txt

(wget should work too, but NetBSD's ftp does what you need without any extra packages)


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