Hosts file is not working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tido, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. tido macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi I have edited the /etc/hosts file to send queries to unwanted urls to 127.0.0.1, but it seems it is not working and ignoring the list in the host file.

    Here is the hosts list I used: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    I'm running mac os x 10.5.6, is there something I am missing, thanks.

    Regards,
    tido
     
  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Location:
    Vermilion, Ohio
    #2
    I went there and didn't see the actual list, I can't say anything for certain until you show it to us because it could simply be formatted wrong.
    Code:
    ##
    # Host Database
    #
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
    ##
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
    ::1             localhost
    fe80::1%lo0     localhost
    
    127.0.0.1 UnitedFund
    127.0.0.1 HCVB
    127.0.0.1 firelandsmuseum
    127.0.0.1 test
    
    That is what mine looks like, I am running a local server so that is what those last 4 are. What does yours look like? On a different note I wouldn't really do what you are doing there since it can't be turned off for certain sites when it causes issues. There are ad blockers for Firefox and Safari and you can easily add more to the block list and make exceptions.
     
  3. tido thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    It's one of the links on the web-page. Here http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt

    Does your hosts list actually work, or is there a command I need to issue to have os x look at that list by default. Any good advertisement blockers for safari, I just like the fact of now even dl the advertisements at all, cutting them off at the root.

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    tido
     

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