When you connect to some servers, they have to be converted into an IP address in order to connect. A file called HOSTS stores these IP addresses. When the address changes it becomes invalid and you are unable to connect to that website.
To fix this:
1. Close all browsers. Go to Start, Find and select Files or Folders.
2. Find a file called "hosts" (without the quotes) that has no extension and rename it to hosts.bak.
3. No reboot is necessary. The changes are immediate. If this does not fix the problem, then likely it is trouble with the owners.
by redxii edited by KeysCapt
last modified: 2002-07-22 18:07:02