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Cant browse IIS intranet site from Mac OSX

Customer Question

I''m trying to browse an intranet web site from a mac osx and I''m always getting "site not found". What am I doing wrong?

The web site is being hosted on IIS.
The IIS server isn''t in a domain.

I can browse the website from a pc using IE. (from pc''s in the domain and outside domain)

From the MAC I can ping the (webserver) at

I''ve tried editing the /etc/hosts file with the address and the servername on the MAC. (nothing)

I''ve tried browsing the site with the IP address.. nothing.

Any thoughts?

I should mention that the site I'm trying to access is a Sharepoint site that uses variations but I don't think this is relevant becasue I can access the site from a windows box outside the domain.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.


Could you tell us what OS is running the IIS service?

Are you hosting from a mac or a pc?

how are you trying to open the pages you wish to access?

What address or ip format are you using to address the pages, such as ?

Let us know a little more detail.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
Update to follow in the reply
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The IIS is running in Win2003 Enterprise.
Hosting in PC - Win2003 Enterprise.
Trying to access the pages with: (ip address)

I tried accessing via computer name but the Mac OSX can't seem to find the computer. I can ping it but only by ip. I tried editing the hosts file but still can't seem to ping the machine via computer name.

Hope this helps.

Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.


How are the machines connected?

Is your mac hardwired or wireless?

What happens if you try to address the server via localhost ?

Let me know


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
All machines are connected via network cables though a hub. Nothing wireless.

On the Mac (non webserver machine) I get nothing when i type (or //localhost) because there isn't an apache server setup.

On the Win2003 machine I get the default website when I type (or //localhost)