Re: LAN website not accessible from any Windows LAN browsers
WINS is only an layer seven protocol, so it only resolves name resolution for Samba.
To resolve names at the level required by apache you need to have a layer three protocol service like avahi or bind running.
This is why your macs can resolve the address but no the windows machines.
easiest way to address this and minimise the amount of host file editing is to install "bonjour printing services for windows", this allows windows to see the avahi/bonjour broadcasts on your LAN.
You'll also need to allow traffic on port 5353 udp on your local computers for avahi/bonjour to work properly for your local area network.
Your ability to access websites on the internet by hostname is nothing to do with you being unable to access the website on your local network.
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Last edited by airtonix; January 13th, 2011 at 02:19 PM.
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