Web sharing is displaying MAC address

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dunc85, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. dunc85 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2006
    I've just noticed that in the Web Sharing section of the Sharing preferences panel, my computer is being referred to by its MAC address and not the address specified in the dialog box.

    A screenshot explains it better:


    If I edit the name and click OK in the dialog box, the correct name will flash up for a split second, but then the MAC address will return.

    also, the correct name is shown at the top of the panel.

    Any ideas?
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    This may have to do with you being on a domain or an IPv6 network. You should be able to connect using the name within the same network.


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