Accessing my webserver using computername ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ninjured, May 20, 2007.

  1. ninjured macrumors member

    May 29, 2005
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    By PC I'm guessing you mean Windows. .local is the domain for you webserver, but windows can work without using the domain if the computer is on the local network. So just the computer name works on a PC, but a Mac makes the distinction that its not part of a domain with the .local at the end. Just how the Mac is I guess.
  3. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

    May 29, 2005
    so essentially what im after is a name i can type into both browsers thats the same, cause vista doesnt like compname.local and os x firefox doesnt like just compname. so theres a problem. i could use the ip address of the computer but it changes.
  4. eatbacon macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2003
    I am not sure I completely understand the issue, but this may help. You can avoid having to add the .local to addresses on your mac by adding 'local' to the 'Search Domains' in the tcp/ip setting in your network system preference pane.
  5. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

    May 29, 2005
    sweeeeet. spot on :D thanks a bunch. exactly what i was after

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