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I have a Tomcat-driven application on my Windows server that I am planning to move to a MacMiniServer. Before I do this, I want to fully test the transition for licensing purposes.

I have a Fire drive setup with Snow Leopard Server and the base app runs just fine BUT I need to be able to resolve the URL to my domain and not localhost. So, I figured I would setup in the DNS Server and also create an A record to my internal network IP so would dish out the same thing as localhost.

The problem is:

  1. The Tomcat web app starts up going through panomedia.local and not through and
  2. My main network preference panel is still looking at my Comcast DNS search providers even though I put my local IP address as the only DNS Server and Search provider.

I need to test this via an actual domain name before I commit to a 400GB data move.

Can anyone help?

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Concerning the DNS looking at Comcast.. is it receiving an IP address via DHCP? Is the DHCP server instructed to assign the comcast DNS server? – Safado Jun 30 '11 at 18:04

you can add domain names to /etc/hosts add the entry :

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