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  1. #1

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    Apr 23, 2008
    Question Mac Host files? system/wheel/everyone?
    I know very little about host files and perhaps I shouldn't have tried editing one for my iphone/

    My question is this:

    When I "get info" for the "hosts" folder I notice at the bottom the following which doesn't seem right??

    Under "sharing and permissions"
    I see
    wheel=> read only
    everyone=> read only

    I have no idea what wheel and everyone refers to? Am i open to some attack etc?

    A bit panicy at this stage

    Thanks a bunch

  2. #2

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    that is correct

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 236 Jun 22 2009 /private/etc/hosts

    the file is owned by root and a member of the group wheel.
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2008
    Whew thanks. so im ok? lol

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