Accessing local website with Mac OS X 10.5.6

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by khashiguana, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. khashiguana macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    In windows I wrote http://servername/aliasname and the I connect to websites locally, But when i try to do this in Mac OS X, Safari told me "No file exists at the address" our web server is IIS, I've read all over the internet about this problem and found nothing helpful, If it is IIS problem how can i connect to IIS based website online with MAC?
     
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    Try firefox, maybe safari just doesn't care for your website.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You probably need the full DNS name of the server running IIS, or try accessing by the servers IP address failing that.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I think the OP is talking about sites on the local intranet. Under Windows they probably work via WINS resolution instead of DNS. Pretty sure WINS doesn't work for OSX (the W in WINS being for Windows probably being the issue)...
     
  5. khashiguana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks; I try this, when i write 192.168.1.7 instead of ServerName browser automaticly change ip address to ServerName and show me that error again! :(
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Can you ping the server running IIS by it's name?

    (Terminal.app > "ping ServerName" [without quotes])

    This way you will know if your Mac is able to resolve the name to an IP address.
     
  7. khashiguana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I can only ping it by IP address, I also have to use IP address for Remote Desktop!

    SomeOne please help how can i configure Mac to know Windows computer by their Name not IP address
     
  8. khashiguana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [Resolved] :) Accessing local website with Mac OS X 10.5.6

    I've edit "/etc/hosts" and my problem resolved!
    I've Open terminal and write:

    sudo pico /etc/hosts

    And add this in my hosts file:

    192.168.1.3 Server name

    and now it work! :D

    Special thanks to edesignuk
    And others who help me with this problem
     

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