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Some years ago, I recall a menu bar application that would allow you to activate/de-activate host entries in /etc/hosts.

I can't seem to find it via google. Anyone have recommendations?

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It is not a menu bar item, but this preferences pane called Hosts is by far the best /etc/hosts manager I tried. And you can enable or disable entries easily.

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You are looking for Gas Mask. It’s so useful!

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