Hosts (???)

Posted:
in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hi Everybody.



Just switched from Windows ...



Tried to use hosts file on my new MB (to block web junk), and it doesn't work.



Tried:



1. Reassigned permissions on hosts file.

2. Used root account.

3. Finally was able to alter the file (in /etc).

4. But it's still not blocking anything.



Additionally, not sure if it's related, but with altered hosts, my fan got more 'aggressive'.

It may be a coinsedense, but the fan become quiet again after I switched hosts to default.

If it in fact loads CPU, maybe it's due to DNS resolution ... If so, is the a way to kill DNS? I never used it with my home (Windows) boxes.



Thanks in advance for your help.
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