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An answer on Stack Overflow Why does /etc/hosts not work anymore for some websites on Big Sur? (unfortunately closed) gives as answer a new DNS feature added in order to speed up access to sites that support HTTPS, but which unfortunately may workaround the hosts file. I quote the answer here: macOS 11 added support for what is officially called “Service ...


Sure it can, so long as it's the right format, it will even add it automatically to the backup list… … but what's the point? Backing up to the same drive is terrible disaster-prevention.

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