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I'm running a Ubuntu desktop OS as a Git and web server. The server is named bbtsrv03.

Everything is setup perfectly, however the only way I can access this server from my local machine to get to Gitweb is to access it via bbtsrv03.local which is a pain.

My MacBook is named Theodore yet I can access the web server without .local- how can I enable the same settings for the Ubuntu PC?

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closed as off topic by mailq, Bart De Vos, Ward, Michael Hampton, Scott Pack Sep 24 '12 at 1:17

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Sorted this out. It was a server configuration problem. Also it helped to setup the server on the Windows workgroup...

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