Has anybody come across this issue whereby you are on the LAN, and edit the host file with, say, a manual server entry. Then go home, connect via Pulse, and the entry is gone?
I've had a report of this from a subset of users with local admin access. The entry in question is the loopback address of 127.0.0.1 localhost
I have been unable to replicate this issue myself and the full hosts file should look like this:-
Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost (this is the entry being removed)
# ::1 localhost
The host file is modified during use of the tunnel by pulse or network connect as documented in KB19294
But this is related to dns resolution for the end point of the tunnel not the local host home address.
Many thanks for the reply Spuluka.
Turns out it was AnyConnect making the change, not Pulse.