How to google when you try to yahoo ?

Hi i am sharing a simple trick here .

How to load a Google page when  you type in the URL of Yahoo ?? sounds interesting is it.
Very simple !

open the following file if you are using Windows XP : c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts
notepad is enough to view and edit that simple file (hosts).

just append the following lines to the end of that file

here refers to the IP address of Google.

So what happens exactly is that , when you type in the URL of Yahoo in your browser , that URL is mapped to the Google website by being looked up into this HOSTS file.

So what is this HOSTS file anyway ? What process is taking place behind the scenes ? Well you can an excellent 5 min tutorial on these subjects here .

note :
location of the hosts file

Linux/Unix (/etc/hosts)
Windows 3.1/95/98/ME (c:\windows\hosts)
Windows NT/2000/XP Pro (c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)
Windows XP Home (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)
Apple  (System Folder:Preferences and in the System Folder itself.)

you can use this site to find the IP address of a site.


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