Can't Connect To Server Using Server Name

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jmkiska, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. jmkiska macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    I'm running 10.6.8 on a 2010 iMac and for the past couple of years I have been connecting to our server using "Connect To Server" and typing "smb://{server name}" with no problems. All of a sudden today when I try to connect to the server this way I get the "Connection Failed" dialog. However if I use "Connect To Server" and type "smb://{IP address}" it connects just fine. Is there a Preference file or something that got corrupted?
  2. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    thats a DNS issue. perhaps the dns server isnt working or your mac or router no longer knows who the correct dns server is. start with the router and go from there.

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