In my environment, I often have to access servers who are not in the common DNS server. Normally, communication between servers on my subnet and their is no problem, since they have static IP addresses and explicit configurations to allow connectivity. However, workstation access to them is another issue - their host name does not resolve (although the IP address itself returns a ping.) On my Windows PC, I just have a HOSTS table that maps the IP address with the host name of the server I am trying to access. However, without my WAN team assigning me a static IP address and creating static routes to those servers, I seemingly can't access them from my Mac (to do an FTP transfer, for example). Is it possible to use a HOSTS file on OS X? I would think with its Unix foundation, the answer is yes, but I haven't found any information on it. Any help would be much appreciated.