.HOSTNAMES File Extension

Archive Team Hostname File

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What is a HOSTNAMES file?

A HOSTNAMES file is a plain text file that contains a list of hostnames associated with a multi-hostname website. HOSTNAMES files are created by the Archive Team when archiving the content stored on a multi-hostname site.

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The Archive Team is a team of volunteers dedicated to preserving Internet content that might otherwise be deleted. As part of their website archiving process, the Archive Team often uses a script to catalog all the hostnames associated with a multi-hostname website. This script generates a HOSTNAMES file.

Each HOSTNAMES file contains a list of serial numbers paired with a list of the hostnames associated with a website. The file is then used in a later step of the archiving process to retrieve the data stored at each hostname.

How to open a HOSTNAMES file

You can open a HOSTNAMES file and view the list of hostnames it contains in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit.

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Programs that open HOSTNAMES files

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