The hosts file, used to map hostnames to IP addresses. This tag is for questions relating to usage of this file, including reading and modifying its contents to change which IP a hostname is mapped to.

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Lion “hosts” File Bug

I have some serious problems with the hosts file on my Lion 10.7.2. My hosts file is like following; 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 localhost 27.0.0.1 ...
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Using hosts file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have added two new host entries in /pricate/etc/hosts 127.0.0.1/wys/sub-folder local.wys 127.0.0.1/les/sub-folder local.les I have flushed the DNS using dscacheutil -flushcache I ...
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Adding an entry to the hosts file on iPod touch 4G?

Is it possible to add an entry to your /etc/hosts type file (or whatever the equivalent is) on an iPod Touch 4G without jail breaking it?
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Why does OS X's Apache server give different results using real and virtual addresses?

I'm developing a WordPress site on my Mac, running OS X 10.6.4. I'm using OS X's built-in Apache server to run the site locally during development. I've set up WordPress and connected it to OS X's ...