I have used the host file many times for various reasons but everytime I do it I use this syntax:
but now i want to point to something that doesn't have a static ip address (adsl). I have set up an account at no-ip.com (crudler.no-ip.com)
and if I ping crudler.no-ip.com it resolves the ip address perfectly.
why can I not use it in my host file
so now when i ping dev_svr i was hoping for my host file to point my pings to the no-ip address and that in turn to resolve the dynamic ip.
but every time i get the message:
Ping request could not find host dev_svr. Please check the name and try again.
and as a result the system I am trying to setup cannot resolve the correct ip address.