Hello Everybody. I'm not sure if I should post this here or in the Linux forum. Here goes:
1 - I have a local Linux server (Mandriva 2010) with a WordPress blog in it. It's for testing.
2 - I have other 2 computers at home (both have Linux and Windows), all of them connected to the local network via a Speedtouch router.
3 - For PHP, MySQL, and Apache, I'm using XAMPP
4 - I want to access the blog from the other two computers.
5 - I can access the server from Windows either via IP or server name.
6 - Under Linux, I can only access the Blog via IP, if I use the server name, the browser goes stright to google and does a search using that name.
7 - I read on the Internet that I should do something to the router, but I don't know.
8 - I tried disabling the firewall on one computer running SuSE 11.4, the problem continued. Can't try the same on the other one because it is Linux Mint, and I don't know how to disable it's firewall :P
9 - I don't know if the problem is the router or the Linux configuration.
The problem is I need both Linux computers to be able to access the Blog via NAME, not IP.
The machines are perfectly connected: I can share files via SAMBA and across any OS. I can also access the other platforms I have installed in the server: Joomla and Drupal (I have them all installed in the server).
I appreciate any help.