Localhost is an address/term used for testing connection to the local host (current computer) used for some network troubleshooting

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whats the point of @localhost entries for a mail server

After recently setting up a mail server I am now adding the users that I need. As part of the tutorial I followed I created root@localhost as an account and also a bunch of aliases ...
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windows server 2003, IIS and localhost

I need to work with the localhost from inside the server in order to run things as schedules. On my workstation with the regular IIS I have 1 webserver with a lot of sites as aliases. In my server I ...
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problems installing mysql and phpmyadmin to localhost

I know there have been many similar questions, but as far as I can tell, most of the other people have gotten further than I have... I'm trying to get a WAMP setup happening. I've got PHP and ...
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Let other computer view my localhost over a network

I have apache and what not running on my local machine (mac), there also another mac on the local network. How does this other machine access my localhost? For example I have a local website at ...
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setting documentroot in apache

i've set the documentroot in httpd.conf as: DocumentRoot "C:\Users\user1\Documents\WebProjects" if the files are located in WebProjects, they work; however if i create a sub folder [project] in ...
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Accessing localhost on IIS7 from another computer on the network

I recently upgraded computers to Windows 7 Professional and am running IIS7. When I'm on my computer I can easily access localhost through my web browser but when I try from another computer on my ...
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Localhost not recognized

For some reason my localhost is not recognized. I have this in my hosts file as I've always had: 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost I did do a flushdns, not sure if that caused ...
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Problems pointing site to site in Hosts file

I'm on my localhost PC. I need to add an entry that maps our public site to our dev server. I tried several things with no luck: 192.168.1.40 oursite.com // where the IP here is our internal dev ...
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Fake domain doesn't resolve when offline

I have a flimsy grasp of DNS. Nonetheless, in order to install a local development copy of Wordpress MU, I needed to create a fake domain, which I called local.dev. It and all subdomains simply ...
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How do I fix “getaddrinfo: localhost Name or service not found” for telnet server?

I need to enable telnet (no i can't use ssh, and I don't want to discuss why I have to use telnet either), I have 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost in /etc/hosts. I have installed ...
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IIS asks for login/pass when accessed using hostname but not when 'localhost' is used. Why?

I have setup IIS on my xp machine and have setup a default homepage (that comes with the IIS installed). It is a help page I think. when I access the page with http://localhost it works fine ...
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How to free port 80 for xampp to work [closed]

Please help, I used to be running xampp and it was working perfectly. Then I wanted to try something out and I ran IIS instead of xampp. Now I want to go back to using xampp, but whenever I try to run ...
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Accessing local files through an http:// address

I would like to access a folder of mp3 files on my local Windows machine through http:// addresses. For example, typing http://localhost:9999/songs/test.mp3 into my browser would play test.mp3, which ...
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Tomcat cannot connect to MySQL on localhost

I have deployed an application on my Tomcat server with JDBC resources defined. What is puzzling me is that I can connect to the database (which is running locally on the server) only using the ...
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localhost works 127.0.0.1 does not IIS

Very weird problem on IIS. Never had it before: localhost works, but 127.0.0.1 does not. localhost pings to 127.0.0.1. www.mydomain.com also pings to that IP, which is set up in the hosts file, ...
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Sharing Localhost on Network in Windows 7

Basically - I am producing a website and I am trying to share the "localhost" port on 2 computers. Basically, when I build the project I just want to also be able to access it on both computers via ...
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localhost in a DNS zone

Our ISP also hosts our external DNS. By default they include an entry for localhost. For example: localhost.example.com. 86400 IN A 127.0.0.1 When I've asked them to remove it they give me a hard ...
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Is it possible to configure Apache for several local host?

I want to tests to sites locally. It is good for me to have two configuration sections in Apache. I tried <VirtualHost 127.0.0.1> ... </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost 127.0.0.2> ...
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Apache keeps resetting while testing on localhost

I'm getting errors while testing web pages on localhost. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I'm not using Wamp or Xampp. This is what the error.log tells me (I've highlighted the errors in question): ...
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Accessing localhost using ip

I am running google app engine locally and it runs on port 8080. I can access it from the browser using 'localhost:8080' or '127.0.0.1:8080'. But I cannot access it using the ip of the machine even ...
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How can I avoid my web browser from redirecting to localhost using WAMP in Windows7? [closed]

I'm currently using Windows 7 with WAMP to try and work on some software, but my web browsers will not accept cookies from the "localhost" domain. I tried creating a few bogus domains in my hosts file ...
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In my /etc/hosts/ file on Linux/OSX how do I do a wildcard subdomain?

I need to test sub-domains on my localhost. How can I effectively have this result of adding *.localhost.com to m /etc/hosts/ file? If it's not possible, how do I work around this problem? I need ...
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Trying to get rid of localhost in outgoing email — Sendmail

I'm running sendmail and I've appeared on the CBL. I've already fixed a couple issues, but I can't figure out how to get rid of these last two localhost mentions. I commented out the localhost line in ...
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Virtual hosts on same ip AND port

Is this even possible? My current vhost.conf entries: <VirtualHost www2.b-page.lv:80> ServerAdmin example@example.com DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/b-page" ServerName b-page ...
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Wamp server giving “It works!” on going to http://localhost [closed]

This is for a friend of mine. When he installed WAMP server, it installed perfectly. And then when he goes to http://localhost there is only 1 message that is displayed in the browser which is It ...
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Is it Possible to view my apache server (local host) from home or remote computer that is outside my LAN?

i am developing a website and need to share progress with other stakeholders. Is it Possible to view my apache server (local host) from home or remote computer that is outside my LAN?
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How to exclude local traffic from AWStats reports?

I have AWStats configured to run on my website, but I would like it to exclude hits coming from myself (localhost) that are seen as originating from these ip addresses: 127.0.0.1 192.168.0.1 How ...
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Problem with tomcat and getLocalHost exception

I'm running a Linux server named S1 in a "cloud" server, and when tomcat 6.0.24 starts, I get the exception: org.apache.catalina.connector.Connector pause SEVERE: Protocol handler pause failed ...
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Why don't ports resolve correctly for localhost and {my server name}?

I set up VisualSVN Server, and SQL Server on my local machine. VisualSVN was set up to use https://dell/svn/ as the repository root. I was connecting to SQL Server using "localhost". At some point I ...
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SQL Server 08 Express error when connecting to localhost - “Timeout expired”. Works with ::1 or 127.0.0.1

EDIT New info: Navigating to localhost:1434 in Chrome gives me an "ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE", while other ports give me an "Oops! This link appears to be broken". So it seems to binding ok there? So ...
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Non-server side method of getting local IP address in browser?

I am trying to provide a way for users on my LAN to "register" with the Network admin (me) without having to either a) host a page on my computer b) host a script on the central server (since it is ...
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bandwidth throttle on OSX with IPFW for localhost

I have my localhost webiste on http://macintosh.local - 127.0.0.1 Testing my website also for IE on the same address in VMWare Fusion I tried some Apps from hanynet.com/applications/ like WaterRoof. ...
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-bash: mysql: command not found

I'm kinda new to this but I am having issues with PHPMyAdmin as well as MySQL on my local machine. It has worked previously. When I try to run mysql from the command line I get: -bash: mysql: ...
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Sendmail to local domain ignoring MX records (part 2)

I have the exact problem, like in this post: http://serverfault.com/questions/25068/sendmail-to-local-domain-ignoring-mx-records I am also using email provider like GMail For Your Domain (which stores ...
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.htaccess file not being read on localhost

My live site reads the .htaccess fine. I got 404.php and mod_rewrite working fine there, but on my localhost... nothing. PHPmyAdmin 3.1.5 PHP 5.2.9-2 Apache 2.2 My .htaccess is this: ...
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No ping localhost after starting RAS service with demand-dial PPPoE connection

I have a big problem on my Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 SP2 non-R2: There is no ping to 127.0.0.1: Request timeout. Ping to ::1 (localhost on IPv6) is still alive. I mean, server has no ...
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Socket support using wamp in windows 7 [closed]

I'm running windows 7 and using WAMP for my local development. Now I Installed Cultbooking (sourceforge.net/projects/cultbooking/) in my wamp and can't finish my installation because it says sock ...
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127.0.0.1 corrupted

I can't access my local printers with \\127.0.0.1\printername. Windows XP gives me an error message in my language which roughly translate to : "Impossible to complete this operation. You have ...
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View a localhost:port address over LAN

I'm working on a Sinatra app so I have a Mongrel instance running at localhost:4567 on my main machine, a Macbook Pro. How can I view the app over my LAN, preferably from an iPhone? If I enable web ...
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iptables for local connections

On "Server A", I have a service running on port 1445. "Server B" can connect to "Server A" on port 445 via the following rule: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d www.kunde.de -p tcp -m tcp --dport 445 ...
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How *much* server resources needed to make a *decent* cross-browser testing server

In my company we need to test our website (that we develop), On many browsers including: IE6 IE7 IE8 Safari Firefox 2 Firefox 3 Chrome This is a very time consuming task since we test it in many ...
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Host a windows-based mail server [closed]

I am setting up a kiosk that will allow a user to view a client's catalogue and let that user send an email of some item or other to themselves. I'm hosting a windows-based web site, so I want the ...
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Can I access Cassini from a remote machine?

So I'm having that browser compatibility party we all have at some point in a web project and want to access my localhost Cassini instance created by VS2008 rather than having to upload to our ...
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LocalHost in share path?

I am setting up in a test environment and need to save some paths in a database but dont want to edit the paths when we go to production. My idea being that I could create a share on both servers and ...
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How can I set up another alias like “localhost” to point to a folder within htdocs?

Hi Everyone So I have xampp running, localhost or 127.0.0.1 will take me to htdocs within my xampp folder. Is there a way I can use a similar name such as localhost2 on the same machine to take me to ...
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Accessing Localhost Port Over a Local Network

Both localhost and 192.168.0.199 both resolve to the same page in my web browser (they both redirect to localhost/xampp/ and 192.168.0.199/xampp/ respectively). But when I try not to access my web ...
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Ad Hoc Wireless Network Between Vista IIS and Leopard

I am trying to set up an Ad Hoc network between my PC running Vista and my Macbook running Leopard. It's not just the Ad Hoc network though. I have Visual Studio Developer Express and SQL Studio ...
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Accessing PC localhost from Mac over WiFi

I have a web service running on the localhost of my PC. I set up an ad hoc local wifi network and I would like to access the web service from my Mac. Can this be done? What would the url to my web ...
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127.0.0.1 is working but localhost is not working on mac XAMPP

I installed XAMPP on my mac months ago and was working great. Now i get "Test Page For Apache Installation" when i try to browse /localhost and /localhost/xampp is not found. But when i browse ...