Submitted by dziemecki on Mon, 02/15/2016 - 16:57
The Windows host file is both a powerful tool and a pain in the posterior. It's powerful because you can do so much with it. Build a poor man's site filter, create shortcuts to local resources, that sort of thing. It's a pain because Windows doesn't want you to edit it. If you've ever done so, then you know the hoops you have to jump through because Windows wants to protect you from dangerous changes to system files. How kind of them.