Originally Posted by bestfriend
NOPE! BACK UP TO 15 SECONDS. Mike, can you explain the fix to me? Where is the host file and what do I post to it?
OK, but first I need to state that this is not a fix, this is a hacky workaround. When this problem is resolved, this hack should be undone. Honestly, I would recommend that folks give SailNet a couple of days to see if the real problem is resolved before going this route, unless you're already comfortable doing this kind of thing.
Second, it's possible to mess stuff up doing this, so be careful, make backups before you attempt it, wear a Nomex suit, etc. Third, it's a pain to do on a Mac, mainly because you have to work around the Mac's security (IMO, it's a very good thing that this is hard to do).
The easiest, least nerdy way I can think to do this is to get a text editor that can deal with the Mac security system, such as BBEdit (commercial) or its free (and very capable) sibling TextWrangler
. I'm sure there are other editors that will work; these are what I use (old habits die hard).
- You need to be a user with admin privileges (if you have only one user on your Mac, you should be OK).
- Launch TextWrangler, choose File->Open Hidden.... Click on your hard drive icon, then navigate to the "etc" folder. At the bottom of the dialog, choose "All Files" from the "Enable:" menu. Open the "hosts" file.
- You should asked to verify that you want to open a file owned by the user named "root". Confirm.
- Add this line to the hosts file:
- Save the file. Enter will be prompted for your password (this is your giving the system permission to override the security to modify a system file).
No reboot is required. To reverse this, reopen /etc/hosts and delete the line (again, no reboot will be required).