[Techtalk] mac os x

Cliff Crawford cjc26 at cornell.edu
Sat Oct 6 12:45:51 EST 2001

* Wolf Rising <wolf at wolfrising.net> menulis:
> well since so many seemed to have at least tried mac os x, could someone 
> perhaps tell me how to set up a hosts file in os x so that the computer 
> I have running it will recognize the other computers on my network by 
> name? I had no problem with this in
> red hat 7.1 and no problem at all with any macs using 9.2 or under, but 
> I can't seem
> to get a handle on it in os x.

OS X uses NetInfo to handle stuff like hosts files (something it
inherited from NeXTSTEP).  You should be able to add hosts by starting
up the NetInfo Manager (under /Applications/Utilities) and duplicating
one of the entries under the "machines" directory, changing the values
for the properties (ip_address and name) as appropriate.

Cliff Crawford                  ::                cjc26 at cornell dot edu
"Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough
to cut off the chain of hate. This can only be done by projecting the ethic
of love to the center of our lives." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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