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    I need to locate the host file on my mac OS X.2.2 to edit. Anyone know
    where it is hiding?
    Melissa Guest

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    In article <google.com>,
    com (Melissa) wrote:
     

    It's at /etc/hosts. Note that the comment in it saying that it's not
    consulted is not correct.

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    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 1.4: Best cleanup yet, gets files other tools miss.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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    In article <tph-D8486B.15363412092003localhost>,
    Tom Harrington <no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:
     
    >
    > It's at /etc/hosts. Note that the comment in it saying that it's not
    > consulted is not correct.[/ref]

    That's good to hear! I have a hosts file from OS 9 that I used to block
    pop-up/adware sites when I browse. It will be good to put those entries
    into /etc/hosts and no longer see that junk...

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    Michael Guest

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    In article <tdl.com>,
    "Michael Vilain <net>" wrote:
     
    > >
    > > It's at /etc/hosts. Note that the comment in it saying that it's not
    > > consulted is not correct.[/ref]
    >
    > That's good to hear! I have a hosts file from OS 9 that I used to block
    > pop-up/adware sites when I browse. It will be good to put those entries
    > into /etc/hosts and no longer see that junk...[/ref]

    works great, I do that as well.
    Mark-S. Guest

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    In article <tph-D8486B.15363412092003localhost>,
    Tom Harrington <no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:
     
    >
    > It's at /etc/hosts. Note that the comment in it saying that it's not
    > consulted is not correct.[/ref]

    maybe, maybe not. It's my understanding (as slight as that is) that it
    depends on the configuration - look at the Directory Access utility
    (Application/Utilities) and make sure BSD Configuration Files is
    checked. You may also want to uncheck name services you don't use.

    mark-s.
    Mark-S. Guest

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    Default Re: host file

    In article <tdl.com>,
    "Michael Vilain <net>" wrote:
     
    > >
    > > It's at /etc/hosts. Note that the comment in it saying that it's not
    > > consulted is not correct.[/ref]
    >
    > That's good to hear! I have a hosts file from OS 9 that I used to block
    > pop-up/adware sites when I browse. It will be good to put those entries
    > into /etc/hosts and no longer see that junk...[/ref]

    Well, you've always been able to add host-lookup information, using
    netinfo, only with 10.2 you can just edit the file directly.

    I'm pretty sure that Mac OS 9 hosts files used a different format than
    Mac OS X's Unix-style host files. Still, you could probably convert it.
    For pop-ups I usually find that Safari handles it well enough on its own.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 1.4: Best cleanup yet, gets files other tools miss.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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    In article
    <southeast.rr.com>,
    "Mark-S." <rr.com> wrote:
     
    > >
    > > It's at /etc/hosts. Note that the comment in it saying that it's not
    > > consulted is not correct.[/ref]
    >
    > maybe, maybe not. It's my understanding (as slight as that is) that it
    > depends on the configuration - look at the Directory Access utility
    > (Application/Utilities) and make sure BSD Configuration Files is
    > checked. You may also want to uncheck name services you don't use.[/ref]

    With 10.2.x, the default is to use the files. So the only way they
    wouldn't be used would be if the user had already disabled it. Meaning
    that for most users there's no need to even check.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 1.4: Best cleanup yet, gets files other tools miss.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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