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THE HOST COMMAND


You want your browser to load the bookmarks you have with more speed ? Replace the www adresses with IP numbers . . .

How ? Simple as can be, type:

CODE
$ host www.distrowatch.com


This will give: 66.180.174.35

Now put your bookmark to search for http://66.180.174.35


Here´s a few you can start with:
Slashdot: http://216.34.181.45
Freshmeat: http://66.35.250.168
LinuxHQ: http://198.182.196.72
Linux.org: http://198.182.196.56
The Linux Counter: http://158.38.152.227

NOTE: The server of Scot's Newsletter Forum does not allow direct lookups by IP , so for that bookmark you will have to use the good old fashioned way . . .


If your distro does not come with the host command please install the "bind-utils" package.



Bruno


-- Dec 19 2003 ( Revised Jan 22 2009 ) --


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