Safari seems to ignore /etc/hosts file

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

Safari on Mavericks doesn't respect my /etc/hosts file. For example, even if I have an entry


Safari will nonetheless load the facebook site when I navigate to The same thing happens if I try to route to Emptying caches doesn't seem to help. I don't understand how Safari is resolving those hostnames. My /etc/hosts file appears to be configured correctly because both Chrome and the ping command-line tool resolve to Similarly, "curl" correctly returns no data. Does anyone else see this behavior?

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