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Resolved OSX Lion web sharing the computer name does not work

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Processor, May 20, 2012.

  1. Processor, May 20, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012

    macrumors member

    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
  2. macrumors regular

    Learn about DNS. There are many things you could do, but it all depends on your set up.
  3. macrumors member

    thanks a lot. I thought osx would set up it automatically.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Try .local as the domain, ie:
  5. macrumors regular

    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.

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