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Adding host entries to OS X
Authored by: tomsinclair on Nov 23, '00 06:48:59PM

As a long-time UNIX geek, I was also
puzzled by the fact that /etc/hosts on OS X
didn't appear to work correctly.

However, I finally figured out that OS X
uses a special database known as
NetInfo for all of its network information.
(Hence the name.)

Anyway, to modify this you have to use a
program called NetInfo Manager which
should be in your Utilities folder. When
you open it, you'll be presented with a
browser-type view of such information as
hosts, users, etc.

To add a host entry, you have to click on
the category labelled 'machines' which
will then display a list of the know hosts
for your computer. The easiest thing to
do is to make a copy of an existing entry
and then modify the name and IP
address for the copy to match that of the
host you're trying to add. (You'll have to
authenticate as an administrator to make

I know this sounds kind of weird but I'm
just beginning to study NetInfo and still
learning myself.

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Adding host entries to OS X
Authored by: j-beda on May 11, '01 03:22:43PM
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