How do I fix or reset the hosts file? I am unable to connect to git or another machine

Posted July 14, 2017 1.9k views

I tried to add a another machine mapping to an alias in the hosts file. After which I am unable to connect to anything. How do I fix this?

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Hi @dineshgpillai

Try replacing your hosts file with this, and changing the hostname and FQDN: hostname localhost

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts