Q: What if my software does not allow me to edit the address to connect to ?|
1. If your software tries to connect to "some.host.on.the.net" (just like Napster does), you should
append the following line
to the file
c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (for NT)
c:\windows\hosts (for 9x)
This will allow a local name resolution for this host, and it will be resolved to
localhost. Just what we need.
Note: you may not have 'hosts' file, but 'hosts.sam' instead, which is
a 'sam'ple file. You just copy 'hosts.sam' to 'hosts' and edit the
2. If your software tries to connects to a predefined address like 184.108.40.206,
this is much harder to fix. Please make sure that you are familiar with TCP/IP
setup before proceeding. Or ask a guru friend for help :)
In brief - you should edit your TCP/IP parameters and add a new IP address
to your network adapter. Thus your local machine will host two (or more)
IP addresses: your previous IP address and 220.127.116.11. From this point
TCP/IP layer will not route packets to 18.104.22.168 any farther than localhost.
Note, that this may prevent other local software from functioning. Do not touch
except for the strongest need.