Resolved OSX Lion web sharing the computer name does not work

Processor

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Original poster
Feb 10, 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Hi there,
I have enabled the web sharing on preferences panel and set my computer name as Xserver01 or something but when I click the url it provided like "http://xserver01" on the panel, the safari says it can not find the server.
I just typed http://localhost and it works perfectly.
What should I do to fix this problem?
thank you so much :D
 
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rwwest7

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Sep 24, 2011
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Learn about DNS. There are many things you could do, but it all depends on your set up.
 

rwwest7

macrumors regular
Sep 24, 2011
134
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thanks a lot. I thought osx would set up it automatically.
If your DNS server is your ISP I doubt they would have an entry for your desktop. .local may help but that's a short term fix. You should really learn about dns if you're serious.

Do an ifconfig and what your DNS server is.
 

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