I tried to use
/etc/hosts file to redirect some websites to localhost.
To do so, I opened it in terminal using
sudo nano /etc/hosts then I modified the file, and saved it. As the last step I flushed the DNS cache with
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder.
Here's what my hosts file looks like:
$ cat /etc/hosts ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## 127.0.0.1 somethig.com 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost
This simply doesn't work. I tried to reboot, without luck. I also did a lot of research but did not find any working answers on the internet. Does the OS still use this file, or will this never really work?
I'm using macOS 10.13.