On Windows you can manually match hostnames to IP addresses using the
hosts file located in
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc. An example of a
127.0.0.1 localhost #10.22.1.18 foo foo.bar.ca 126.96.36.199 toronto 188.8.131.52 boston
If you find that the contents of the
hosts file are not being picked up by Windows it might be because the file is corrupted though the corruption is not evident in your editor. The best thing to do is to delete or move that file and create a brand new hosts file and hopefully the contents of this
hosts file will be picked up by Windows.