I frequently (at least once per day) need to edit my hosts file, and typing my password every time is getting annoying. I know how to change the permissions to allow myself to write to the file, and I'm aware of the security implications.
My question: will I break anything by modifying the ACLs on /etc/hosts through the Finder?
I'm running OS X Lion 10.7.3.
(Since someone is going to ask, I have a Windows 7 VM in VMware Fusion that likes to change its local connection IP address every time it resumes from suspend (VM pause) or reboots.)