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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Multiple IP addresses for same host name in /private/etc/hosts?

I have a corporate mail account (exchange 2007) that uses a self-signed SSL certificate. No matter what I do, Mail always complains about this when I connect. If I look at the details it always says ...
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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 ...