names of other machines on local netwrok.

william humphrey bill at
Sat Sep 19 10:43:23 EDT 2015

No one answered your question.  I have noticed there are differences in the
way you ping an address when on windows or when on mac or unix. Livencode
has a nice hostAddressToName("") and

hostNameToAddress(*domainName, [callback]*)

Write something to ping it first before connecting too.

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at> wrote:

> I've been using this from two different macs on the same network, but now
> that I've built for  windows, I get the message "unable to to open
> servername.local  Cannot translate address."  I had to use the ip address.
> A machine named "fred" can be accessed as "fred.local" on unix, including
> mac.  This isn't working under windows.  Is it just "fred", or somehting
> else?
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