Access computer via short "network name"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by esaleris, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    Oct 18, 2005
    #1
    How do you reference your computers by just it's name, rather than name.local?

    For example, my networked computer's name is "Dr. Bob." When I try to connect to it through "afp://dr-bob" it doesn't work. I have to do "afp://dr-bob.local."

    The firewall on Bob is on, in stealth mode. Any clues?
     
  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

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    Jul 24, 2006
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    Hollywood, CA
    #2
    Try adding the machine to the NetInfo database. Applications -> Utilities -> NetInfo Manager -> Machines. Create a new node in that list with two properties, ip_address (dr-bob's IP) and name (dr-bob).

    Otherwise, you can always save the location in the Connect To Server menu as a favorite by clicking the plus sign to the right of the entry field. That way you can just point-click to connect and don't have to retype it every time.
     

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