freebsd at redry.net
Sat Oct 22 10:17:36 PDT 2005
On 22 Oct 2005, at 18:09, Erik Norgaard wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Oct 2005, eoghan wrote:
>> Im wondering if someone can point me in the correct direction. I
>> have set my host name in my hosts file as
>> 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost
>> 192.168.1.35 home.nathaniel localhost
>> So I wanted to use this to get my freeBSD machine from another
>> computer on my network. If it try http://home.nathaniel/ on the
>> freeBSD machine it works perfect.
>> But if I try from my mac i get the usual cannot find server. The
>> ServerName in my httpd.conf is home.nathaniel.
>> Id like to get it sending this name so I can also use it with
>> samba like:
>> Instead of using the machines IP address. Thanks for any help.
> I think you're on the wrong track, domain names doesn't work like
> host names for samba clients. Your BSD machine never sends its
> name. There's no way other clients can resolve the host name.
> You need to tell the clients on your network about the hostnames of
> other hosts.
> I don't know about Mac, but even Windows has a hosts file in which
> you can list known hosts on the network without the need to setup
> dns. This is fine if you have only a few hosts.
> Cheers, Erik
Yeah Ive got it working on my mac now and Ill make the changes to the
windows hosts file too.
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