Failure to read HOSTS file

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Failure to read HOSTS file

Postby trickyricky » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:15 am

The current version of Iron (27.0.1500.0) ignores the Windows Hosts file.

I have several sites I administer and have entries in my HOSTS file like "39qt" and "rhph", which translate to the relevant IP addresses. When I type these into the address bar, even with http:// prefix, the hosts file is ignored and I end up with a Google search on the address instead.

This happens with Chrome too, but other Webkit browsers such as Opera 15 and Safari handle the addresses correctly and resolve them to the relevant IP addresses. Opera 15 and Safari correctly resolve the addresses even if typed as is, without the http:// prefix.
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Re: Failure to read HOSTS file

Postby trickyricky » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Ok, so nobody seems to care about this, but since it doesn't act on what is typed into the address bar, it is unusable for me.

I thought a URL was a Uniform Resource Locator, which should be an unambiguous pointer to a document? Which begs the question, why does Iron ignore them? If I type http://39qt:8000/ into the address bar, and have an entry

[IP Address] 39qt

in my hosts file, why does Iron fail to resolve it correctly? All the required information is there, but Iron ignores it and searches for "39qt:8000" instead. That behaviour is WRONG.

Any comments?
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Re: Failure to read HOSTS file

Postby mapx » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:35 pm

I guess you have to open an issue report on the chromium bug list (pointing to the chrome issue not iron one)
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/list

Iron guys don't solve internal chromium bugs ...
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Re: Failure to read HOSTS file

Postby mapx » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:44 pm

there was already an issue opened ...but they close it without any solution ...

read here
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issu ... l?id=26545
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Re: Failure to read HOSTS file

Postby trickyricky » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:29 pm

Thanks for the info. I have raised it as an issue again.

See https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issu ... &id=262206

Let's hope it isn't closed without resolution this time.
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