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I can ping my PDF document server from Terminal, I can connect to the PDF document server from all browsers apart from Safari, my default web browser is FireFox, I also tried to change to Chromium and Opera as the default web browser. WebViewer has the same symptoms as Safari, server not found.

$ ping -nc 1 document
PING document (10.0.0.7): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 10.0.0.7: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.002 ms

--- document ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.002/0.002/0.002/0.000 ms

FileMaker says ’Couldnot connect to the server.’

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The issues is easily solved by creating a new MacOS X user, and log in to that user, however I would rather like to fix the current user not having to migrate all other application settings. Is there some dns cache specific to Web Viewer and Safari?

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Valid point. What puzzles me is how creating a new Mac OS X account and running FileMaker from within this new account will not have this same issue as described above. Any thoughts?

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