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.