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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?

Answer:
It was created on a windoze machine.

Solution:
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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