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WTF? @#$!!! ;-P
Authored by: craigw on Mar 22, '07 03:03:14PM

This is the second time (reinstalled OS X) I've gone through the same frustrating procedure, & have to admit I don't think I solved it any faster.

So I just wanted to pass this along, in case anyone finds it useful.

Basic scenario:
Download a big hosts file from someplace.
Spend half an hour looking at it, reloading web pages that shouldn't be loading, wondering why is this hosts file not being consulted?

It was created on a windoze machine.

Open it in Smultron, or some other capable editor, or use your favorite method of converting text files to Mac/Unix line endings.

Suddenly it works. No more of that incredibly annoying intellitxt crap!
Do Microsoft geeks lay awake nights, trying to figure out ways to make the world a more unpleasant place? Are there bonus incentives involved?

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Hosts File On MacOSX
Authored by: sweeney276 on Apr 20, '07 07:18:21AM

I'd have said that its Mac developers that are out of line. After all, standard hosts files as published on the net all work as-is with Linux and Windows, so why not MacOSX?

Since I have got this (very large) hosts file set up in Linux format is there any application which can convert it to a form acceptable by MacOSX?

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