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Hosts

The Hosts file is used to look up the IP address of a device that is connected to a computer network. It also provides mapping of device names to IP addresses. Upon accessing a device, the networking system tries to locate the name within the hosts file. This technique is used as a first option to locate the address of a system.

The Hosts file is used to look up the Internet Protocol address of a device that is connected to a computer network. It also provides mapping of device names to IP addresses.