Feb 15, AM in response to mkheck In response to mkheck.
Feb 15, AM. Or you might try using Gas Mask 0. I'm surprised at your tone.
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You know nothing about me and have provided nothing but non-answers How is that helping anyone? Nevertheless, I'm trying to take any useful nuggets from your responses. The hosts. Gas Mask apparently just puts a graphical front-end on the entries I've already stated are missing from where they always were prior to Yosemite; wherever they now reside, they are wrong. If you don't want to help with legitimate questions, please refrain from posting non-responses.
If you really DO want to help, please actually read OP questions and answer them, if you can. No hard feelings, Mate, but insults are not assistance. What was the insult? No, I don't know you, nor do you know me. And since there are no tones in typing, I think the tone problem may well be yours.
If you knew what you were doing, fully, you would not have asked the question that you did ask. No hard feelings, mate, but I'll pass on any future assistance. Shifting the blame to the person asking the question I really do mean it: I hope you have a nice day. I'll continue hoping for legitimate help to a legitimate question. Might be worth checking out dscl, or Directory Service command line utility, as this seems to be Apple's way of using directory services.
Thank you for your response! Thanks for the heads-up on the hard link. I did restore the previous version of the hosts file from my Time Machine backup, so all wasn't lost. Not sure what happened, but an internal website I have running on another machine stopped loading from my Mac and my investigation led me to the nearly empty hosts file.
My other entries weren't. They were listed immediately beneath the fe80 localhost line; perhaps that was the reason Yosemite wiped them? Textedit changes the permissions on the hosts file, I am not sure that is a problem. I second that TextWrangler is best to edit hosts files, can edit the file directly without anything else, no need to mess with SIP etc.
Also, the ones posting hosts list are just outrageously huge, way too big to be usable or adjustable. Impossible to manage.
The hosts file is used by your computer to map hostnames to IP addresses.
Block the primary garbage purveyor:. Better yet, block facebook on your household router and prevent anyone in the house from using the rubbish service. As soon as you try to modify the file, it will ask you are you sure you want to unlock, then when done, and you go to save it, it will automatically prompt you for admin credentials, then saves it. In fact this is the first thing I do when I setup a new Mac from scratch. Download TextWrangler, and after backing up the default hosts file , update the hosts file to block many known malware, tracking, ad sites, etc.
Just copy and paste the list into the hosts file, after the existing entries. Regardless of why you may need to edit the hosts file, I would recommend trying without disabling SIP as it is actually a good thing to have enabled.
How to Edit the Hosts File on macOS (Mac OS X)
And if you have to disable it, best to re-enable it again. I agree, TextWrangler is a much better choice for editing system files, hosts, any code, plain text, etc. I tried to open the hosts file with TextWrangler but it is gray and not selectable in the Open dialog window. Most Mac users are novices, and novice users have no business in hosts file at all. Adjusting such a file with TextEdit could lead to saving it as an RTF or some other format which would render it inoperable and cause problems.
Both work with Hosts file without disabling SIP or using sudo. Name required.
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