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Thread: Host name on LAN

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    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 I can access the page by putting the server ip in but when I put in the host name I have no luck what so ever.

    Last edited by LordFlick; April 4th, 2012 at 07:26 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    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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