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Make LAMP stack visible to Windows PC by name

Hi,

I have just downloaded a new LAMP stack and wish to access it from Windows PCs as http://lamp. Right now I need to use the IP address of 192.168.1.4. Can somebody point me in the right direction please?

Thanks,     Simon

Jeremy Davis's picture

DNS or hosts file

Either you'll need to add a DNS entry to a local DNS server or if it's only a few PCs and you don't already have a local DNS then adding an entry to the hosts file on every PC that you wish to access it from. I can't give you the details OTTOMH but you should find enough info via google.

There is also the WINS service (how Windows PCs normally access each other by name on a small network) but in my experience that is unreliable, especially when used with a consumer grade router. But in fairness I haven't used it for a long time so perhaps things have improved.

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