Tag Archive: Hosts


Super Bowl ad reunites Today Show hosts to be baffled again by technology

Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric are together again and still clueless about technology. The former Today Show hosts were reunited not on a morning show couch but in BMW’s i3 electric car for a Super Bowl ad that has them… Read more ›

Messed Up Hosts? How to Restore the Original Default /etc/hosts File in Mac OS X

The hosts file is included on every computer and used by Mac OS to map IP addresses to host names. Because users may choose to adjust, change, or otherwise edit the hosts file for a variety of reasons, it can be easily subjected to user error, leading to a variety of undesirable network problems ranging … Read More

How to Edit the Hosts File in Mac OS X with Terminal

Edit the Hosts file in Mac OS X using Terminal

The hosts file in Mac OS X is stored at /private/etc/hosts but can also be accessed at the more traditional location of /etc/hosts. If you’re looking to edit hosts, you’ll want to target the file located in /private/etc/ though.

We’ll walk through how to manually edit the hosts file in OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion with the command line using  [Read More…]

Easily Edit Hosts File in Mac OS X from a Preference Pane

Edit hosts file easily from a preference panel in Mac OS X

The hosts file maps hostnames to IP addresses, it’s present in virtually every OS in some form or another and in Mac OS X it’s stored at /etc/hosts, which requires administrative privileges to modify and generally a jump to the command line. Editing the hosts file allows you to do a variety of things like set local test domains, block websites  [Read More…]