f4780y said:Sorry, you are wrong. You are assuming those IP addresses are Apple. They are NOT. They are cydia's signature server, localhost (for TinyUmbrella TSS Server), and an alternative cydia address respectively.
The point of the hosts file is (amongst other things) to point a website somewhere OTHER than it should be. If you want to point to Apple you should have nothing in there for gs.apple.com, or at least have everything commented out, which he does.
You use the hosts file to OVERRIDE the destination of a hostname, not to set it to it's legitimate home. That is what DNS servers are for.
Trust me, his hosts file is right if he wants to get his blobs from Apple. I would be happier if he just deleted the commented out gs.apple.com lines for tidiness, but it will work as posted.
Ah ok. Got it! Thanks for the detailed explanation!