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Processor
May 20, 2012, 07:09 PM
Hi there,
I have enabled the web sharing on preferences panel and set my computer name as Xserver01 or something but when I click the url it provided like "http://xserver01" on the panel, the safari says it can not find the server.
I just typed http://localhost and it works perfectly.
What should I do to fix this problem?
thank you so much :D



rwwest7
May 20, 2012, 07:38 PM
Learn about DNS. There are many things you could do, but it all depends on your set up.

Processor
May 20, 2012, 08:07 PM
thanks a lot. I thought osx would set up it automatically.

John Kotches
May 20, 2012, 08:24 PM
Try .local as the domain, ie:
xserver01.local

rwwest7
May 20, 2012, 09:20 PM
thanks a lot. I thought osx would set up it automatically.

If your DNS server is your ISP I doubt they would have an entry for your desktop. .local may help but that's a short term fix. You should really learn about dns if you're serious.

Do an ifconfig and what your DNS server is.