8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2012 9:32 PM by stleadershipboard
stleadershipboard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I need to make the hosts file top priority in lookups.  Could someone advise me on whether or not the following procedure will work?  Do I need to do anything else to make the hosts file itself top priority or is that implied in "strict unicast ordering"?  I'm using OS X 10.6.8 right now.  If there is a better way to do it, let me know!

 

 

Open the com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist file in a text editor (the file is located in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ ).

Locate the following key in the file:

<key>EnableTransactions</key>
      <true/>
</dict>


Between the last <true/> and </dict>, add the following lines:

<key>StrictUnicastOrdering</key>
     <true/>


Use Terminal to unload and load mDNSResponder.

 

Thanks

 

Bob


Mac OS X (10.6.8)