We have dev.com is the productionURL property value in site repository
I have mapped this url to my ipaddress in host entries188.8.131.52 dev.com like this
If i use http://dev.com:8080/ like this i was able to access my site
my doubt is
Is it mandatory to use productionURL pointing url for accessing the site? or we can use any URL for accessing site
If u r using productionURL, U will be able to access the site.ATG handles it as this is the value u have mentioned in site Repository.
I think OS hosts file resolve ip address from domainName, not domain name from ip address, If U r accessing domain Name, it will convert domainName to ip address based on entry in host file and hit that ip.
What u r trying to achieve is give ip address and expects OS to resolve domainName.I am not sure about this.Please check.