Hosts (???)

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.


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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