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Document ID: 1247
Subject: Specifying a custom host name for public links
Creation date: 1/27/10 8:52 AM
Last modified on: 5/31/11 5:54 PM

Using custom host name in public links

By default public links are created using the public IP address of your network. A typical URL for public link may look like:

If you are running SynaMan on a machine that has a permanent host name, you might want to configure it to generate a link containing this host name rather than your public IP address.

There are two ways to modify this URL:

Method 1 - using the discovery wizard

When you use the discovery wizard, SynaMan automatically uses the host name for discovery. For example, if you use myoffice as the discovery name, the URL for public link becomes:

When a user on the Internet clicks on this URL, the request comes to our server, which then redirects the browser to your machine. Once this URL redirection is complete, our server no longer remains in the middle.

Method 2 - modifying configuration file

This method requires modifying a configuration file in SynaMan. Following steps demonstrate how to accomplish this task.
  • Login using the admin account
  • Click the link for Advanced Configuration under Quick Links
  • Select the tab for Additional Parameters
  • Specify a value for Host name - Internet field. Assume you put for this value.
  • Now the URL for public link will be

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