Configuring Your System
To get the most out of YoSlash, every user in your organization should be able to access YoSlash through the hostname yo. This allows users to access a link like yo/my-link by typing yo/my-link into their browser's address bar. The alternative is the less convenient equivalent yo.yoslash.com/my-link.
This page outlines the options for configuring your system to understand the yo hostname.
Option 1: Browser Extensions (Recommended)
The simplest way to support the yo hostname is by installing the YoSlash extension for your browser:
Our extensions do not collect any information and use the minimal permissions required. In addition to resolving the yo hostname, clicking the extension icon takes you to the New Link page with your current tab's URL prefilled as the Destination URL.
Option 2: Hosts File
The hosts file is a plaintext file on your computer that maps hostnames to IP addresses. You can teach your system to understand the yo hostname by adding an entry to YoSlash's static IP address 126.96.36.199.
First, locate your hosts file on your computer:
|Platform||Hosts File Location|
|macOS and Unix-like systems|
|Other platforms||See this article.|
Then add the following entry to your hosts file:
Option 3: Internal DNS
If your organization maintains its own internal DNS servers, you can map the hostname yo to YoSlash's static IP address 188.8.131.52. Though this option will only work for colleagues that are on the organization's network, it can still be a good backstop for those who do not have the YoSlash browser extension installed.
Contact your DNS administrators to configure a mapping from yo to 184.108.40.206.
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