Does the ProxySG support hosts file entries?

Solutions ID:    KB1693
Version:    4.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    03/02/2009
Updated:    11/23/2009

Problem Description

Does the ProxySG support hosts file entries?
Can the proxy use a hosts file?
You want to know if hosts files are supported


The ProxySG does not support the use of a hosts file. However the ProxySG does offer a way of simulating such behavior by defining a forwarding host.  This can be done via the CLI or the Management Console. To simulate the hosts file entry '' you would need to do the following:

Create the host in the CLI using the following command:

Enable Password:
ProxySG#config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CTRL-Z.
ProxySG#(config forwarding)create bluecoat_server http=80 server
ProxySG#(config forwarding)exit

Create the policy rule to forward to that host:

This can be placed in the local policy file.  If you do not know how to place this into the local policy file, please see KB3495

<forward> forward(bluecoat_server)


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