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Cannot connect to Domain Website
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Oct 29, 2001, 07:23 PM
have a Mac running OS 9.1. I can connect all day to every website except the one named after our internal domain. For example (this is not our real info-just an example), our internal NT 4 domain is "toohappy", our external website (hosted offsite) is "toohappy.com". When I try to access "toohappy.com" I get the error "The Specified Server could not be found". Again, this Mac finds every other website on the Internet except this one.

Unfortunately our Mac guru has departed. I know very little about Mac's and tried to go into TCP/IP properties, networking, etc without success. Please help!

The PC's in the company are unaffected. They can view the website fine, it's just the Mac's (all of them).

Please, if anyone has TCP/IP configuration knowledge please let me know if a Search domain will interfere with a website of the same name!!

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Oct 29, 2001, 08:21 PM
I am pretty sure a search domain of the same domain will interfere, though I am not positive....

if it is (someone else really should confirm that) a solution could be using a hosts file with:
www.yourdomain.com A 123.456.723.1 (your site IP Address)
I always use protection when fscking my Mac... Do you?
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Oct 30, 2001, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the reply. I've posted this on 4 forums and this is the first REAL reply I received. Now I know why I'm a PC guy...How do you set up a hosts file on a MAC and which folder does it go into?
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