I am trying to block a web site by entering into C:\WINDOWS
\system32\drivers\etc\hosts the following line:
I then use my browser to test if that really works, by entering into
the address bar:
However, for some strange reason, the browser gets to www.ebay.com as
if no such line is in this hosts file - for some long minutes!
After some time (I didn't measure exactly) it seems that Windows (or
the browser) finally notice that the hosts file changed and block it
just as I wanted.
Any idea why this delay?
How can I get rid of this delay?
BTW, I tried restarting the DNS Client service to see if that helps,
but it seems to not affect anything.