howto use https in favour of http

Steve Bertrand steve at
Tue Oct 27 01:41:09 UTC 2009

Alexander Best wrote:
> hi there,
> i've added the following line to my /etc/hosts:
> so what i want is for freebsd to never use http, but https for that address.
> unfortunately hosts doesn't seem to support this syntax.

It doesn't work that way.

The 'hosts' file resolves a name to an IP address.

I can see what you want to do here, but to get there, you must provide
in your own words what it is you want exactly...


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