Host name on LAN
For a school project I have set up a LAMP server on VMware.
I installed another vm running win7 just to see if I can access the web page outside of the server.
I bridged the connections and set them on the same network 10.1.1.0/24. I can access the page by putting the server ip in 10.1.1.6 but when I put in the host name jdbank.ca I have no luck what so ever.
Last edited by LordFlick; April 4th, 2012 at 07:26 PM.
Re: Host name on LAN
You have 2 options:
1 - Set up an internal DNS server. Difficult to set up but minimal configuration needed on the system you are using to access the web server.
2 - Edit your hosts file. Easy to set up but needs doing on each machine you want to access the website from.
For your purposes I would go with option 2. Edit the hosts file on your Windows 7 VM (you can find it at %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) and add the following line:
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