My dev server that I'm setting up has a private IP address (192.x.x.x) and I want internal folks to do some testing as we develop. It seems to me that the HOST file (WinXP) is the proper place to setup so they can use IE to view the dev site, but it isn't working.
I'll probably have to go to a static IP address because now our customer is saying we'll have outside testers.
I was setting up the HOST as:
in hopes that the users could type in http://devsite/app1 into their IE address field and then get the dev site loaded.
Am I missing something?