Apache localhost name and macbook

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  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi

    I have Apache running on a small Ubuntu server in my home network. In /etc/hosts it says :

    Code:
    127.0.0.1     localhost
    127.0.1.1     myserver 
    Now on a PC in my network I can just type http://myserver/ but on my Macbook Pro it can't find the server. If I type http://192.168.1.10/ it can find it. How can I let the Mac also find it?
     
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    angelwatt

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    #2
    Were you editing the etc/hosts on Ubuntu, or on the Mac. It needs to be done in both places. Also, I think you have a typo in the etc/hosts you provided, the extra '1' on the second line.
     
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    GroovyLinuxGuy

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    #3

    The 127.0.1.1 is fine, but you need to add your Ubuntu server to your Mac's hosts file.
    There are some other modifications that you may want to make. Have a look here
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Thanks. I added in /etc/hosts on the Macbook

    Code:
    192.168.1.10 myserver
    
    and now it works. :)
     

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