PowerShell for Windows Admins

Nov 8 2011   1:20PM GMT

Hosts file – add an IPv6 address

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

This builds on adding an IPv4 address – http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2011/10/24/hosts-file-add-a-record.aspx

function add-IPv6hostfilecontent {            
 param (            
 $file = Join-Path -Path $($env:windir) -ChildPath "system32\drivers\etc\hosts"            
 if (-not (Test-Path -Path $file)){            
   Throw "Hosts file not found"            
 $data = Get-Content -Path $file             
 $data += "$IPAddress  $computer"            
 Set-Content -Value $data -Path $file -Force -Encoding ASCII             


The only difference is that I’ve removed the regex that checks an IPv4 address.  i haven’t been able to figure out a sensible regex for an IPv6 address. if any one wants to post one as a comment I’ll add it to the function with fill credit

The get-hostfilecontent from http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2011/10/23/reading-the-hosts-file.aspx works with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

PS> get-hostfilecontent

Server                                       IPAddress                                  
——                                       ———                                  
RSLAPTOP01                                   fe80:0000:0000:0000:4547:ee51:7aac:521e    

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