connecting to local webserver - IOS7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by loll, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a local webserver on my macbook. On IOS6 I could just type in the computer name in safari and it would load.

    After upgrading to IOS7, it says cant find site. I can access it from other computers in the house.

    Anyone know why or how to fix this so it can connect to it?
     
  2. macrumors member

    afin

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    #2
    Give the local IP address of the computer a try. You can find it in the network preferences. Not a fix, but a work around.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that got me going in the right direction. I have it working now. It seems IOS7 requires fully qualified domain name. whereas IOS6 didnt.

    So for local URLS the .local is required, seems weird to suddenly change that.
     
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    afin

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    Interesting, I'm sure they had their reasons. I gave up on zeroconf a long time ago and just started calling all my networked devices by IP to avoid headaches like this. Glad you found an answer. :)
     

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