How to remove greyed out ".local" suffix from name in mac 10.8.3

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Harrison.S, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2013
    Hi. Ive got a really really annoying problem. I have to fix this.

    Right now im running OSX 10.8.3 and when i go on airdrop, my icon displays my account picture and below that it says "Other people in AirDrop can see your Mac as localhost when their computer is nearby. Now my question is, how on earth can i change my name back to something normal like "Harrison"? And get rid of this "localhost" nonsense.

    When i try sharing and unlock the padlock, i try to edit my name but its just greyed out! and when i click edit i can change my name to whatever i want, but after my name, there is always a greyed out suffix saying ".local" that i cannot change no matter what i do!

    When i try terminal hacks, nothing changes. This is really starting to annoy me, and whoever manages to fix it, i can offer a small reward.


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  2. macrumors 603


    You clearly don't have a clue, when someone on the same network sees your computer the person does not see the local or localhost, you get stressed over this, well then you haven't run into REAL problems yet.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2013
    The thing is, they do see my name as localhost on airdrop
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2013
    Remove ".local" suffix from name in sharing?

  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    A small rural village in western Poland
    You don't remove it, because otherwise MDNS (Bonjour) cannot tell if this computer is local or not, thus cannot tell if to share with it or not. Leave it alone.

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