1. John1177's Avatar
    when I started to change the host file as described in the tutorial, the illustration shows a line that says local host, then add gs.apple.com. there is no line at the end of my file with 127 etc local host. it ends with that number and a name. There is no mention of adding this line it just says to add the gs apple line.. do I need to add both lines or just the apple line??
    2010-05-06 10:37 PM
  2. jkmonkey's Avatar
    Just the gs.apple.com one
    2010-05-06 10:50 PM
  3. Cer0's Avatar
    Put this on a blank line after said local thing gs.apple.com
    Exactly like that on the same line.
    Last edited by Cer0; 2010-05-07 at 02:23 AM.
    2010-05-07 02:01 AM
  4. John1177's Avatar
    I think I may have found the problem but I don't know how to solve it. my wife uses this computer when working from home and there are several programs that her company insist on, one of them is called "spybot". All the listings that are in my "host" file are inbetween lines that say "search and destroy". no matter what I do I can't change that file, however I can add the line under "the search and destroy line and save it to the "host.txt" file. will that do what I need it to do? I cannot just add it to the "host" as described in directions.
    2010-05-07 03:10 AM
  5. jkmonkey's Avatar
    Yes just add it in the next line after all the spybot entries
    2010-05-07 04:48 AM
  6. John1177's Avatar
    I keep trying but I get error message saying it cannot creat that file and to make sure I have the path correct, but it will change it on the host.txt file. any suggestions?
    2010-05-07 06:00 AM
  7. jkmonkey's Avatar
    Try opening the hosts file as an administrator
    2010-05-07 06:20 AM
  8. John1177's Avatar
    Try opening the hosts file as an administrator
    How would I go about doing that?
    2010-05-07 03:36 PM
  9. yneill's Avatar
    if your in windows just right click file and then click run as administrator and you will be running the file as admin.
    2010-05-07 06:18 PM