Brave doesn't use hosts file anymore

I’m using Brave since a few weeks and it worked fine until this morning.
I’m on Windows and have a few entries in my hosts file, for local domains.
I could use them without issues, until this morning where I get the error:
" Unable to determine IP address from host name my_site.local"

The domain works in other browsers and even in Brave’s Private Mode.

There was a Windows update, this morning, and I’m wondering if Brave lost the visibility on the hosts file.

Any idea?

You need to go to and clear stuff around here brave://net-internals/#dns since it works in Private mode.

Silly me… I had a proxy enabled…

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