Host Name

Use this box to identify the host to which you'll be connecting. You may be able to select a host from a list instead of typing one—open the list box to see a list of available hosts.

When you start the Design Tool without a value for this setting, the Design Tool looks for the Hosts file in the same folder as Wsock32.dll. If you are using third-party TCP/IP software, your Hosts file may be in another location. The Design Tool searches for the Hosts file in this order:

When it finds a Hosts file, the Design Tool changes the value of this setting.

If the Design Tool cannot find your Hosts file in any of those locations, the value of this field becomes blank. To locate a Hosts file on your PC, use the Browse button in the View Settings dialog box (while the Hosts File Name setting is selected under Settings) or use the operating system's Find feature.