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Web sharing shows computer name as "unknown"

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I think I screwed up my OS when I tried to change my username. It seems after that, I had issues which I've been fixing.

My terminal window would shown my computer as unknown, until I changed it with hostname and also edited a OS config file via google suggestion.

Anyway, I thought I had it all fixed. I am enabling apache web server on my mac, and did that through enabling web sharing.

But, on the web sharing page it shows the URLs like this


It isn't causing a problem, but it is just a curiosity and wanting to fix it.

Anyone have any ideas on what to check? I already tried to rename the computer again, but it doesn't seem to stick.

At one point it actually showed the correct url, I had fixed it, but I don't know what I did to make it go back to "unknown"

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