OK. So. I'm in the process of implementing some web-based software for work. Most of that is going well. The user goes to http://<address>/rt . Now, I want that to be classy, not just some class C address. So what I want is http://<fancyname>/rt. for the sake of being informative it's apache2/rt and the last octet is .253 The software likes all the requests formatted http://<same hostname everytime>/jkladfhladhfklajfajdfjlajfhjkladfhklasjhf We use a snapgear thingy which does DHCP/VPN/DNS etc. My understanding is that is uses a 'dns proxy'. So I've dived in there and set a static host with <servername>/<address>. Then, on my linux mint box, I can ping <servername> and it works a treat. Throw http://<servername>/rt in the browser and away she goes. I was very happy with myself. Then I went to show the boss didn't I? On his windows box. <servername> doesn't work in browser or ping. Doh. Entering the address manually works fine though, however rt cracks it at the user for potential xss attack. Not so good. So, I went and tried another linux machine, no drama! but none of the windows boxes do it!! I've waited 12 hours to see if it works itself out, but it hasn't. Am I a retard?