Tutorials/Hide Multiplayer Server IP

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Are you worried about people seeing your SMP server IP while you are recording/streaming? Watch the video below, it will teach you how to hide your server IP's without any mods:

In this tutorial you edit your hosts file to add a hostname to an ipaddress. This allows you to record a video with no ipaddress showing and no one is able to look it up unless they have your hosts file.

In windows the hosts file is located


Add an ipaddress like this<TAB>coolserver

be sure to actually use the tab character, do not simply type <TAB>

Replace with the numeric ipaddress of your server.

Replace coolserver with any name you want; no spaces

Additionally since the 1.3.2 update the F1 key will toggle showing server addresses in the server list.