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Host Manager is no longer developed or supported.

Host Manager is an application that let you manage your hosts using the Mac OS X Directory Services database.

It achieves the same goal as software that provide a GUI over the '/etc/hosts' file, but uses the Directory Services instead, leaving your system files untouched.

What's New

Version 1.0.1:
  • Administrator password is now asked only once.


OS X 10.6 or later

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GeoProf Member IconComment+876

If I now simply remove Host Manager from my OS 10.6.8 iMac, will all its functionality disappear too (like a normal app would), or would there be lingering issues? I know this is no longer supported, that's exactly why I need to know the answer to this question.

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Version 1.0.1
MisterE Member IconComment+529

From the developer's website:

Legacy software
This software has been discontinued and is no longer maintained.
Latest Mac OS X versions are not supported.

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Version 1.0.1
alexschomb Member IconReview+2

Simple and intuitive, but honestly nothing you couldn't do in a few seconds by hand. I'd love to see more functionality like the one HostsMan provides for Windows (syncing AdBlock and Malware hosts providers): http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

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Version 1.0.1
GeoProf Member IconComment+876

Can this be used to easily block a certain domain? How, I know nothing about this stuff? Thanks.

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Version 1.0.1

Exactly. It's quite easy - enter the domain you want to block as Host Name and enter (that is your local system) as IP address. Done.

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Version 1.0.1
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 5,690
Version Downloads 5,222
License Free
Date 17 Mar 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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