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I run Snow Leopard.
When I run the "hostname" command in a terminal, strangely (for me) I get machineName.local On my Ubuntu I get machineName only. What is this .local?

I tried System Preferences->Sharing There, it properly shows as machineName. However, when I click the edit button for "Computers on your local network can access your computer at: machineName.local" I am unable to get rid of the .local.

I was trying to test one of the web apps I am working on. Tomcat and browser run on the Mac itself.
 
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The .local suffix is standard for Bonjour, OS X's zero-config network discovery mechanism.
 
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From the wiki link

If a computer running Mac OS X is not assigned a domain name by the DNS server, it will identify itself as hostname.local.


(Quoting here so that future users can benefit)

Thank you Bear.
 
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