Hostal for Mac

Hostal for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    315
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 06, 2001
  • Price:
    Purchase; $7.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Got hosts working when nothing else would"

January 12, 2008  |  By decadence

 |  Version: Hostal 1.4.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I had spent a lot of time playing around on the command line trying to get lookupd to use my hosts file, as well as downloading different (incorrectly formatted) hosts files. With hostal, I was up and running instantly.

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5 stars

"Strips out ads on web pages"

November 11, 2005  |  By unknown user--2008

 |  Version: Hostal 1.3.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Use Safari's activity window to see where the ads are coming from, then use Hostal to block those domains. Web pages clean up great! Contrary to the user manual, it does not appear you need to restart your Mac under OS X for the changes to take effect. Perhaps just clear the cache or restart your browser.

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4 stars

"Easier than setting up your own, and works"

April 05, 2004  |  By JDar

 |  Version: Hostal 1.3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After getting ready to put my own hosts file implemetation in OS X.3.3 I discovered Hostal. It works, works easily and without any visible problems. For those concerned about pw entry directly into program, Little Snitch isn't reporting any calling out by Hostal. I'll trust it, pay for it, use it.

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3 stars

"I like it!"

December 09, 2003  |  By squishy

 |  Version: Hostal 1.3.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
great program, isn't a system extension so it doens't crash things or use up memory and slow things down. Works well except for one thing, the ip lookup button never works, i have to do a manual trace route in ipnetmonitor, but otherwise it's pretty solid. Nice and easy ad blocker.
-1 star for the broken ip lookup.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Northern Softworks
Publisher web site http://www.northernsoftworks.com
Release Date September 06, 2001
Date Added September 06, 2001
Version 1.1.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X 10.0
Additional Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS 8.5 or higher with CarbonLib
    or
  • Mac OS X 10.0 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 6.18MB
    File Name hostal.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 315
    Downloads Last Week 1
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $7.95

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