In the Preferences dialog you can adapt NAMO to your needs. To open the Preferences dialog, either click on the Preferences button in the main window or select “NAMO” -> “ Preferences …” from the menu.

NAMO - Preferences

  • Automatically start / stop DNS Server:

    • No
      Enable this option if you want to start or stop the DNS Server manually. This can be done in the main window by clicking the start/stop button.

    • When NAMO starts / quits
      Activate this option if the DNS Server is to be started or stopped when NAMO is launched or shut down.

    • On system startup
      Enable this option if you want the DNS Server to start at system startup. It remains active until the system is turned off.

  • Automatically resolve Hosts:

    • From hosts file (/etc/hosts)
      Select this checkbox to automatically resolve all hosts from the local hosts file (“/etc/hosts”).

    • MAMP PRO host
      Select this check box if you want hosts from MAMP PRO to be resolved. In order for a MAMP PRO host to be resolved, it must be marked in MAMP PRO under “Resolution” either as a MAMP Viewer host (MAMP PRO 5.x) or as a NAMO host (MAMP PRO 6.x).

  • DNS Forwarding
    Activate this checkbox to continue accessing external Web pages from devices that use NAMO as their DNS Server. By default, the DNS Server of the Mac running NAMO is entered here. However, you can overwrite this entry and add as many DNS Servers as you like.