Definitions for "Hosts file"
Keywords:  systemroot, bsd, berkeley, dns, malware
A text file that lists host names and their IP addresses on a network. For small networks, the hosts file is an alternative to DNS. Also called a host table by some TCP/IP vendors.
A database that contains a list of remote hosts' IP addresses and their logical names (aliases) that any device on the network can reach.
A local text file in the same format as the 4.3 Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) UNIX \etc\hosts file. This file maps host names to IP addresses. In Windows NT, this file is stored in the \ Systemroot\System32\Drivers\Etc directory.
an old technology that was originally designed
Keywords:  simple, lines, set
a simple set of lines