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This version is small update since the last 3.0.xx version:

- fixed: Backup Manager displays wrong date for newly created backups;
- fixed: HostsMan and HostsServer show two taskbar buttons for each main window under Windows 9x;
- fixed: a small window is visible behind taskbar in Windows Vista;
- fixed: fails to create exclusion.dat file;
- fixed: HostsServer might give an error message on Windows shutdown under certain conditions.

All the other changes can be read here:

Application Details:

Version: 3.0.45
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.47.

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What works


What does not

The reading of the hostsfile. The program crashes for some reason if the ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts exists! . Without it you can't do anything, and without it the program crashes.


What was not tested

The installer. I used the .zip version.

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Additional Comments

It ends with: fixme:process:IsWow64Process (0xffffffff 0x33fccc) stub! wine client error:9: partial write 16384

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora RawhideOct 27 20070.9.47.N/A Yes NoGarbageRonald 
ShowFedora 7Aug 26 20070.9.43.Yes Yes NoGoldRonald 

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HowTo / Notes


The installation is done as followed:

1a: Download the .exe installer here

1b: Or if the installer does not work, grab the .zip with the program files here

Starting the hostsman you will notice that everything is greyed out. This means:

- The hostsfile does not excist

- The hostsfile is not accessible

In our case, we need to create a new hostsfile:

2. cd ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/

3. mkdir etc

4. cp /etc/hosts . # The location of your hostfile may be different!

The program should work. But it won't directly update the hostsfile of your machine. You can do this, but it creates a security risk:

su -

rm /etc/hosts

ln -s /home/(user)/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts /etc/hosts

Hostsman now directly edits the hostsfile of the system. A fix for the security breach would be running hostsman under wine started by root.

You start hostsman and the hostserver with the command:


In case you want to start the program during boot :)



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