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|Problem accessing local sites in Apache on Mac OSX|
| 11:31 pm on Apr 20, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I am attempting to access local sites on my Apache webserver using the format [mattsibook.local...] but I consistently get the following error message:
While trying to retrieve the URL: [mattsibook.local...]
The following error was encountered:
Unable to determine IP address from host name for mattsibook.local
The dnsserver returned:
Name Error: The domain name does not exist.
This means that:
The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL.
Check if the address is correct.
After searching for ages I thought I would ask for the assistance of you all.
| 1:55 am on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Do you have an entry for mattsibook.local in your hosts file?
Not sure about OSX, if memory serves it is based on Unix, so the location is probably /etc/hosts
| 2:47 am on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)|
not trying to patronise here, bur are you sure apache is running?
I sometimes get a similar error of it is not. In shell I use apachectl to start. Not sure about osx though.
That one has caught me out a few times.
Just a thought.
| 3:17 am on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think that the problem is that I didn't have an entry for the local files to bypass the proxy server.
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