my browser tries to connect to a site that's in my hosts file, can someone help me?

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    hi, i've got these entries in my hosts file -
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    127.0.0.1       google-analytics.com
    127.0.0.1       ssl.google-analytics.com
    127.0.0.1       www.google-analytics.com
    but, my browser still tries to connect to ssl.google-analytics.com

    ssl.google-analytics.com.png

    does anyone know why it's doing that? is it something to do with proxomitron, or because it's a SSL connection? is something not working right? or is that suppose to happen?
     
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    i don't want to go off topic, but i was just looking at the picture in the other post and it says, right at the bottom, the certificate expired on Oct 24 2007. should i get some new certificates for proxomitron?
     
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    do you think it looks like a bug? does that happen with windows? i got that alert from clicking on my gmail bookmark, using proxomitron with the SSL dlls and this in my hosts file -
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    127.0.0.1       ssl.google-analytics.com
    https://mail.google.com
     
  4. z12

    z12 Registered Member

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    Re: my browser tries to connect to a site that's in my hosts file, can someone help m

    google-analytics is an ad server/tracker, you'll find lots of web sites that use it.

    Most of the time Proxomitron will block it, but if it should slip past proxo, the hosts file will catch it.

    Thats one reason I use both proxo and a hosts file.

    You can get a new Proxomitron certificate here:

    http://www.geocities.com/sidki3003/prox-ssl.html

    HTH
     
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