In the Finder > Connect To Server window I have an IP address I connect to. Is there a way to make a nickname or alias for this server?

  • I would suggest doing it in your hosts file, but I don't have my mac with me right now, so I can't confirm that works... – Jeshizaemon Feb 17 '11 at 22:19
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    What sort of server? and is internet or local? – user151019 Feb 18 '11 at 0:40
  • local. windows SMB. 192.168.x.y – user588 Feb 18 '11 at 1:59

You can create aliases directly to network shares the normal way, by right-clicking the mounted share and choosing "Create Alias." If you want to create an alias/bookmark to the server so you can select which share to mount every time, do the following:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Bookmark any page to make a new bookmark
  3. Edit the bookmark to point to your server and service. For Windows sharing, the URL would start with smb:// followed by your IP address, ex smb://
  4. Drag the bookmark out of the Safari bookmarks view onto your desktop

Try adding the following line to your /etc/hosts file:     alias.local

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