My Perfect OS X Coldfusion Dev Environment - Giving your mac a name

>> Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Seeing as you'll probably be spending a lot of time with your mac it can't hurt to personalise it a little. changing the name of the machine is just one way you can do this but with the added benefit that it makes it easier to refer to on a network.

To change your macs name open System Preferences and click on the Sharing icon to open the sharing preference pane.

at the top is a field called Computer Name simply type your desired name into the Field (mines called BadApple) and close system preferences.

job done! you can test it by loading up your preferred browser and typing in machinename.local (e.g http://badapple.local). you should see the default apache website (assuming you have web sharing enabled in the sharing pane of system preferences).