The main window is the NAMO control center. From here you can manage your local DNS server.
The status indicator is located at the top of the main window on the right.
NAMO Services are background processes that update the configuration files for the DNS Server when address changes occur. This can be the case, for example, if your Mac has been assigned a new IP address or if there are new MAMP Viewer hosts.
The colour of the dots indicates the status.
- grey = does not run or stopped
- green = running or started
Most of the window is taken up by the Hosts table in the middle. Here you can see all hosts that have been resolved by the DNS Server. Duplicate host entries (when a host is displayed in multiple groups) are displayed in light gray. The hosts are divided into three groups:
All manually added hosts to NAMO.
Hosts from /etc/hosts
All hosts from the “/etc/hosts” file. For this, the automatic resolution of hosts from the “/etc/hosts” file must be enabled in the preferences.
MAMP Viewer Hosts
All MAMP PRO hosts with “MAMP Viewer” setting enabled. The MAMP PRO servers must be started and the option “MAMP Viewer hosts from MAMP PRO” must be activated in the preferences.
”+”- / “-“ button
- Click the “+” button to add a new NAMO host.
- Click the “-“ button to remove the selected NAMO host.
With a click on this button you open the preferences.
With the Start/Stop button you can start or stop the DNS Server and the NAMO Services.
- hosts file (Wikipedia)