Never touch your local /etc/hosts file in OS X again
To setup your computer to work with *.test domains, e.g. project.test, awesome.test and so on, without having to add to your hosts file each time.
- Mountain Lion -> High Sierra
brew install dnsmasq
Create config directory
mkdir -pv $(brew --prefix)/etc/
echo 'address=/.test/127.0.0.1' >> $(brew --prefix)/etc/dnsmasq.conf
Change port for High Sierra
echo 'port=53' >> $(brew --prefix)/etc/dnsmasq.conf
Autostart - now and after reboot
sudo brew services start dnsmasq
Add to resolvers
Create resolver directory
sudo mkdir -v /etc/resolver
Add your nameserver to resolvers
sudo bash -c 'echo "nameserver 127.0.0.1" > /etc/resolver/test'
That's it! You can run scutil --dns to show all of your current resolvers, and you should see that all requests for a domain ending in .test will go to the DNS server at 127.0.0.1
Would you translate/convert
sudo cp -v $(brew --prefix dnsmasq)/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist /Library/LaunchDaemonsfor MacPorts users? Is this a one-time run or per reboot?