MacBook, IE testing on a local a web service

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by krang, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. krang

    krang

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    Parallels is really easy to setup for most situations... but I develop several websites, each with their own domain name, where the development version of the website is running locally on a MacBook.

    With this setup, there are a few issues:

    1) Because its a laptop, there is no static IP address on the main ethernet interface... with the possibility that the interface may be disabled, when its not connected.

    2) Because I work on several websites, I don't want to keep editing the /etc/hosts file for each new website... so I'm running a local copy of BIND, which provides a wild-card DNS record.

    3) The virtual machines need access to this DNS service, so the browsers can load the different websites.

    I have gone into some detail on how I've set this up... and I think the instructions is a little long for a forum post, so I've put them on my website (sorry for the outbound links)...

    http://www.craigfrancis.co.uk/features/setup/parallels/
    http://www.craigfrancis.co.uk/features/setup/bind/
     

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