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View before Propagation like we do on PCs mcjohnson msg:3754295 10:18 am on Sep 29, 2008 (gmt 0) Hello all,
on the PC side of things, if I want to view a site before the domain name has propagated, especially a site that is dependent upon the domain name as a URL (as when installing scripts) we open up the HOSTS file, make a few tweaks, restart our broswer, and voila, that PC is fooling into thinking that the IP and web address go together.
Is there a similar method for a MAC? I have a client who is going to be traveling with her MAC and wants to be able to vbiew the porogress of her ECommerce site while away.
Please let me know if that is doable.
Slade msg:3754359 11:28 am on Sep 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
OS X is unixy and should also have a hosts file somewhere under /etc [ edited by: travelin_cat at 2:18 pm (utc) on Oct. 16, 2008] [edit reason] No URL's Please. Thank you! [/edit]
swa66 msg:3766926 9:57 am on Oct 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
Windows copied the idea of a HOSTS file from unix.
On leopard at least the standard /etc/hosts still works like in the beginning of the Internet.
$ ping www.example.com PING www.example.com (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=162.047 ms ... $ sudo vi /etc/hosts You likely will get a prompt for your password unless you recently used sudo.
now create an extra line reading
127.0.0.1 www.example.com and $ ping www.example.com PING www.example.com (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from [b]127.0.0.1[/b]: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.055 ms ... or make sur the cache of your browser is cleared.
$ sudo vi /etc/hosts and delete that line you added.