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Using host name instead of ip address
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:15:44 PM(UTC)
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Excuse my lack of knowledge in networking, but I was wondering if it is possible to reach a local server over wifi using a host name instead of the local ip address. I can successfully access the server by typing in the 192.xxx.x.xx address. I tried adding a host under "HTTP listen addresses", but various combinations using the name I created don't seem to work. Is what I'm trying to do possible?
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#2 Posted : Friday, August 25, 2017 10:42:03 AM(UTC)
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Sorry for the delayed response. There are a few of things to watch for here:
- As you noted, UWS-hosted app configuration should have its HTTP Listen Address to have either All specified in it, or have the explicit hostname:port combination specified.
- Your client system should be able to resolve server's hostname. Run "ping HostNameOfYourServerSystem" command on your client. It its output shows server's IP address, then it means your client is configured properly. If not, it could be that your server does not respond to pings, but more likely is means that your DNS is not set up correctly, and that can be mitigated by creating a custom entry in the "hosts" file located in the "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc" folder.
- Finally, please ensure that server's anti-virus and firewall software is not blocking port(s) your app is hosted at.

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