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AL DOM
10-12-2006, 09:04 PM
I added the entry
127.0.0.1 www.advertising.paltalk.com (http://www.advertising.paltalk.com) and 127.0.0.1 advertising.paltalk.com to my hosts file, and I am still receiving the PalTalk advertisements using my black nickname. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
AL

Guest117
10-18-2006, 10:34 AM
That only pertains to paltalk banner ads (http://www.americaslastdays.com/paltalk.htm). This link lists another solution also.
Is this what you refer to?:confused:

guest102
10-18-2006, 03:42 PM
I added the entry
127.0.0.1 www.advertising.paltalk.com (http://www.advertising.paltalk.com) and 127.0.0.1 advertising.paltalk.com to my hosts file, and I am still receiving the PalTalk advertisements using my black nickname. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
AL
Using a third world OS, unsupported by anyone anymore?
What happened to the semi-confirmed rumor you were moving into a new PC?

Guest117
10-18-2006, 06:28 PM
Host File. (http://accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html)
I could just type all the info out for you but this is so much easier.;)

Terry Hanushek
10-18-2006, 09:56 PM
We had an excellent discussion back in the summer that was started with an great tutorial by Ray

See Hosts File discussion (http://www.kickenhardware.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3006&highlight=%22hosts+file%22) on KH

Read it carefully, there will be a quiz later on .... :D

Terry

rVidia
10-19-2006, 07:06 AM
Do you have XP? :eyebrows:

Try going to Start > Run > %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts > select Notepad from the list to open the file.

rVidia
10-19-2006, 07:12 AM
If you've never edited your HOSTS file before, that's the way it should look. If you want to start adding to your HOSTS file, I would recommend you start by using the MVPS (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt) HOSTS file. Just copy and paste over your HOSTS ;)

Freehold Fred
10-19-2006, 01:05 PM
Al,

On a Win98 Machine, your hosts file should be in c:\windows, NOT in any subfolder per PalTalk discussion last night.

To know if it is working, go to the command prompt and type:
'Ping advertising.paltalk.com' and you should get 127.0.0.1. If not, your hosts file is NOT working.


I added the entry
127.0.0.1 www.advertising.paltalk.com (http://www.advertising.paltalk.com) and 127.0.0.1 advertising.paltalk.com to my hosts file, and I am still receiving the PalTalk advertisements using my black nickname. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
AL