martedì 11 dicembre 2007

Mac OS X and the file hosts

Mac OS X stores the file hosts in /private/etc directory.
hosts is useful when there is no DNS server on the LAN and you want to reference a computer by name instead of its IP address.
In the majority of the Unix systems and Windows as well, editing the hosts file is sufficient to achieve the goal.
In Mac OS X it is also necessary to make changes at the local NetInfo database.

Here's how.

Mac OS X: How to Add Hosts to Local hosts File

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