/etc/hosts in MacOS X 10.3

I’ve run into a situation things would work better with a static host mapping, but my first thought/fear was that MacOS X’s NetInfo would get in my way. Google turned up some old info on reconfiguring NetInfo, as well as a slightly more current NetInfo tip. But as it turns out, Panther is all setup to read your /etc/hosts entries and use those before going to DNS or NetInfo. So there you go.