Hosts file mac permission denied

First the rerouted IP address and then the corresponding domain name. Make sure that there is a space between the IP address and the domain name, otherwise it won't work.

If you don't want your Mac to access certain websites, use This will reroute the address back to your Mac. For example, if I wanted to block the access to Facebook on a particular Mac, I would edit hosts file to look like this: Your Mac will ask if you want to replace the file, which you do, and you will have to enter your administrator password to save the changes.

Remember, even if you own the domain name you are rerouting, the web address itself will not be affected. The hosts file only changes what happens on the Mac that contains it.

Editing Mac hosts file: What does this mean?

So if you have set one domain to be sent to another site, this depends on the IP address staying the same. If the destination website changes its IP address, your new route will no longer be valid, with the domain either ending up in a new website or producing an error message. If your server is still taking too long to process requests, it may not be the DNS lookup that is slowing you down.

Anyone reading this is concerned enough about privacy and security to want to find a solution. Some of these fixes take time. Other solutions are fairly quick and easy to implement. Of course, there is the manual way, as outlined in this article, or you can save a lot of time with one download and a few clicks to remove any digital footprints you want to delete. Give it a try, or go through the steps outlined above to do this manually.

MrHoffman has posted what a clean hosts file looks like below. You should compare the contents of your to that.

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Feb 2, I suspect you were not in contact with legitimate Adobe support personnel. If Acrobat isn't working for you, describe what's wrong, or contact Adobe for support. Never use Google to search for legitimate support contact information. Most of its search results will be scam outfits misrepresenting themselves as legitimate support, and will seek to intrude upon your Mac to install software in an attempt to steal your personal information or to defraud you in some other manner.

If you need Adobe product support, navigate on your own to Adobe's website and proceed from there. Feb 3, 5: I'm pretty sure that Adobe realizes there are millions of Macs with hacked up hosts files to run pirate versions of their software.

How to edit the hosts file in Mac OS X 10.8 – Mountain Lion

In fact, that is part of Adobe's two-sided market strategy. But if someone wants to upgrade from pirate versions to legitimate versions, they are going to have to fix that hosts file. To its credit, Adone dosn't seem to judge people. If someone wants to pay, Adobe will help and forgive trespasses.

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Feb 4, 7: No, the software is legit and it's Adobe who can't figure out what's wrong except to say they need to edit the hosts file, which ironically was altered when i installed acrobat. I haven't seen the file, so I can't comment on it. However, hacking the hosts file to pirate Adobe software is extremely common. I'm not necessarily saying that you did that, but that would be my initial assumption in these cases - just the law of averages at work.

Tips to Consider When Editing Hosts Files

I'm quite sure it would be Adobe's initial assumption too. There are legitimate reasons to edit the hosts file, but that particular Adobe tech you talked to probably assumes the most common reason, like I did. A bigger question is why you can't edit that file. There are only two reasons why you wouldn't be able to edit it:. Then, you should be able to use the "sudo" command. Maybe try to edit the file again and take a screen shot of the error message. And maybe copy and paste the command you used for editing the file to begin with.

Feb 4, 8: I know of no reason that Adobe Acrobat would need to alter Hosts , but to fix an altered Hosts file please refer to Advanced steps for fixing issues with iTunes Store connection - Apple Support.

macos - why cannot I edit my `hosts` file? - Ask Different

Don't be misled by the title. The instructions for fixing a modified Hosts file appears in that document, under the heading If the hosts file blocks the iTunes Store in Mac or Windows. Use those instructions to edit the offending entries in your Mac's Hosts file. By default that file should resemble what MrHoffman wrote, repeated here for reference: Your Mac's Hosts file will probably start with entries like the above. Do not alter them. The sudo in this command is pointless. It applies to the left-hand side of the redirect running the echo , which needs no elevated privileges only.

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