Updating lmhost file
The domain name used is the Net BIOS name, not the FQDN.
If your domain name exceeds 15 characters, you must truncate it at the 15th character, it will still work.
In the above example, "localhost" and "example" are the Net BIOS names.
When typing "example" in Internet Explorer, the computer would attempt to resolve that name by accessing the IP address 184.108.40.206.
A copy of this file resides on every Microsoft client computer and any Net BIOS name changes need to be updated on each local machine.
For example, add the following two entries points, domain.com, to Rackspace’s current refreshed PHP5 (PHP5-ITK) cluster: After you add the domain information and save the file, your system begins to resolve to the IP address that you specified. If you are using a Microsoft operating system like Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista you must run Microsoft Notepad as an administrator.
Use the following instructions if you’re running Windows 10 or Windows 8: ©2019 Rackspace US, Inc.
The Hosts file, used for DNS name resolution, and the file used for Net BIOS name resolution.
In an age where DNS dominates your network both locally and throughout the Internet, these two files are seldom ever used, but they can be very useful in a few situations.