Restarting Networking

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nermal, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #1
    I've found that the most reliable way to stop banner ads etc is to add their servers to the /etc/hosts file :)

    Right now, after modifying the file, I'm rebooting the system in order to make it read the file and apply the changes. There must be a way to do this without rebooting, I remember doing it in a Linux class last year, but I can't remember it now. Anyone know?
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    #2
    well i do it by placing it under "Hosts" in preferences. But it still needs a restart..
    so i wd also appreciate any answer.
    And nermal, if you want a fairly comprehensive lists of the banner ads here it is
    cheers
     
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  4. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    #4
    Do you need to restart? I'm pretty sure on my Red Hat box that anything I put in /etc/hosts would be recognized immediately.

    It's possible I'm wrong...
     

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