As it stands the tag does not have a tag wiki, and it shows.

Common questions tagged with it include:

  • the hosts file (which has a non-aliased cousin )
  • tcpwrappers (hosts.{deny,allow})
  • Newbies typing "virtual host" and spawning two tags. Not that a tag wiki would help with this.

I think it's doomed to pollution no matter what, but it'd be nice if it at least had a tooltip of some sort. It'd provide a pretty butterfly for newbies to ignore when they create questions if nothing else.

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My personal take is that should refer to the hosts file and that should be aliased to it.

  • This seems sensible - there are currently 162 questions tagged with hosts. If you untag all the ones that shouldn't have hosts-file and let me know I'll create the alias (Otherwise this goes on the pile of "when someone gets around to it" -- that's a big pile around here, but it's a relatively small number of questions so it may get done sooner rather than later.
    – voretaq7
    Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 15:18

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