Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by AppleFan22, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    Okay, long story short, I got iTunes error 3194 and I'm attempting to fix it through Terminal, editing the hosts file in /private/etc. When opening the file in Terminal, there are a few lines of code missing from the display, which are shown in the Apple Support Forums/Communities. The lines in question are:

    fe80::1%lo0 local host
    # gs.apple.com
    I was tempted to add them myself, but being not that good with code I didn't want to take any risks. Is it okay to add these lines, or is there something more sensible I can do to fix this?

    I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 on the 13" MacBook Pro 2012 model.

    If there is another way to work around error 3194, PLEASE let me know!
  2. jetlife2 macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2004
    Cincinnati, Oh
    Looking at the way you asked the question I think you need to read up on what this means before attempting this. The hosts file isn't code, it's a table. Any line starting with # is just a comment and does nothing. The line above is a standard localhost (note, no space) ipv6 definition that should have already been there. I do not recommend that you go down this path without some more knowledge. Sorry.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Detailed directions are here:
    You do not need the gs.apple.com line, as the Apple instructions state. Do not edit any lines that include localhost.
  4. AppleFan22 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    Well then why not try explaining to me rather than leaving me confused?

    Don't bother, another user has helped fix the problem.
  5. AppleFan22 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    Ah, okay, I hadn't seen that. Thank you!

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