How to browse Intranet using NetBIOS name?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Monkeyat, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Monkeyat macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to browse my Intranet (with Firefox and Safari) using the NetBIOS server name, for example, server-x... but when I type http://server-x into Firefox i get an error (Firefox can't find the server at server-x).

    If I type the server IP address I can browse it well... and if I use the smbutil lookup server-x command I get the correct IP over Terminal.

    Is there a way to browse that correctly in MacOS?

    TIA,

    M
     
  2. contitego macrumors member

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    smb://mywindowsbox
    assuming it is windows.
    that's how i connect at work with my macbook and the windows file server.
     
  3. Monkeyat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but it is NOT a file server... it's a web server with PHP pages. The smb protocol is working fine with other computers.
     
  4. phil29 macrumors newbie

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    1. Run a WINS server
    2. or Run a DNS forwarder
    3. or edit your LMHOST file (for windows)
    4. or edit your HOST file (in windows and mac)
     
  5. Monkeyat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks phil29, but could you, please, be more specific... I'm runing Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Leopard) and don't have any idea on how can I edit the HOST file... the WINS server is already running and I can access it from all the Windows machines in the network.
     

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