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VegasMac

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Original poster
Jan 17, 2005
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Hey peeps ok I installed Mac os 10.2, and i registered with everydaydns.net. I also have a domain name and it's pointng to the parking page of everyday dns. I turned on personal web sharing so all of that is good. Now how do i get the DNS to point to my sites folder? I do have a static IP and when I go to that IP it justs goes to some Apache page. when I go to the ip that my mac gave me for that folder everday dns won't let me add that A point because its, 68.blah.blah.lv.lv.cox.net, and it doesnt want letters I guess. So how do i get it to point to my sites folder? Thanks in advance.
 

whocares

macrumors 65816
Oct 9, 2002
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Your web sharing folder's name is basically your short username preceded by a tilde:

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/~username/

---------

If you can't specify that address, just put an index.html page in

/Library/WebServer/Documents/

folder that redirects to your web-sharing folder:
Code:
<html>

	<head>
		<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1">
		<title></title>
		<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=/~username/">
	</head>

	<body>
		<p></p>
	</body>

</html>
(don't forget to replace your username with the real value)

You could also modify your httpd.conf file to make your web-sharing folder the default folder... but I don't know how to do that without going through my own httpd.conf or apache documentation.
 

mcgarry

macrumors 6502a
Oct 19, 2004
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VegasMac said:
I do have a static IP and when I go to that IP it justs goes to some Apache page.
This means it's working-- your 10.2 install includes Apache documentation, and until you change the default documents folder for Apache or remove the documents Apple put in, you will see some Apache page.

VegasMac said:
when I go to the ip that my mac gave me for that folder everday dns won't let me add that A point because its, 68.blah.blah.lv.lv.cox.net, and it doesnt want letters I guess. So how do i get it to point to my sites folder? Thanks in advance.
Sorry, I don't understand this part ...

By the way, do you mean "everydns.net"? I couldn't find a "everydaydns.net".
 
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