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Why does my hostname appear with the address 127.0.1.1 rather than 127.0.0.1 in /etc/hosts?

This may be a bit of a noobish question, but I was taking a look at /etc/hosts on my new Xubuntu install and saw this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 myhostname On most 'nixes I've used, the second ...
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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 my /etc/hosts/ file? If it's not possible, how do I work around this problem? I need ...
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How to force MySQL to connect by TCP instead of a Unix socket?

I would like to analyze mysql traffic. Right now, all mysql requests are sent to the MySQL unix socket: unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 3734388 15304/mysqld ...
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MySQL cannot connect via “localhost”, only 127.0.0.1

this is somewhat of a mystery to me. The only way I can connect to MySQL is if I call it via "127.0.0.1" ... for example, my PHP connect script will NOT work with localhost I'm running Mac OS X Lion, ...
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How to configure Tomcat to only listen to 127.0.0.1?

The environment is Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS running Tomcat 6 and Apache 2.2 from the repos. Apache is configured to proxy requests to Tomcat, so I really want to turn off Tomcat listening to requests on ...
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Is there a way to get wireshark to capture packets sent from/to localhost on Windows?

Is there a way to get wireshark to capture packets sent from/to localhost? When I monitor traffic going from my computer to another, or from another computer to my computer, then it works. But ...
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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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Failed to connect to 127.0.0.1 port 80

I have running nginx server (doesn't matter which server): $ sudo netstat -tulpn | grep 80 tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 4268/nginx tcp6 0 0 :::80 ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Connecting to 127.0.0.1

Im running Windows Server 2008 R2, we have an application that connects from (binds to) a public IP on the server to 127.0.0.1:8334 [connects to a service listening on 0.0.0.0:8334] In Windows 2003, ...
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What is the 'cacert.pem' and for what to use that?

I am developing a web application on localhost with domains and sub-domains and I would like to use a HTTPS connection. On my Mac OS, in order to enable SSL, I need to set Apache correctly, so I ...
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“/etc/apache2/httpd.conf: No such file or directory” error after Ubuntu upgrade

So I upgraded Ubuntu and I went to 127.0.0.1 in Chrome and got "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 127.0.0.1" so I restarted Apache but was met with this error: apache2: Syntax error on line ...
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Can't SSH into a Vagrant Virtual Machine

Local Vagrant machine installed at IP address 10.0.0.23 with hostname lamp-vm. Using vagrant ssh command, I can connect just fine and do everything I need. This creates an error $ ssh ...
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FTP hangs on: 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection

I am setting up an FTP server on my Windows 2008 server (R2). Everything appears to be installed correctly but I am having trouble using an FTP Client to login to my FTP server. I can remote desktop ...
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DNS Lookups for local MAMP web server URL taking 5+ seconds

I'm running MAMP on OS X 10.7. I've set up a virtual host in Apache, like so: <Directory "/sites/example.com/"> Allow From All AllowOverride All </Directory> <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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SSH login using public key failed

On localhost running sshd service. Created two pairs of rsa keys for root and user1 using ssh-keygen. Copied from root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to user1/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. Changed permissions to 600. Tried ssh ...
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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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How to create an alias for a named SQL Server instance

On my developer computer I have an SQL Server instance named *developer_2005*. In the resource setting files of a C# application we are creating, the instance name is set to foobar (not really, but ...
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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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/etc/hosts file being ignored

My hosts file is being ignored, apparently. It contains: 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 127.0.0.1 mydomain.com 127.0.0.1 nowhere If I ping localhost or 'nowhere', I get an ...
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Is it safe to add additional 127.0.0.1 entries to /etc/hosts?

I want to add this entry: 127.0.0.1 api.localhost To test the api of my web app. However, the hosts file says: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # ...
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can localhost be spoofed?

Is it possible for a remote machine to access another machine's localhost data by spoofing the loopback ip? Say if I wanted a setup where if I'm connecting from somewhere outside my own network, I ...
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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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Curl request wont resolve to localhost

I have an ubuntu server running apache on localhost / port 80. It's domain is sub.domain.com If I make a curl request to http://localhost on that machine it will error with 'couldnt connect to host' ...
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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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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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Cannot loopback to localhost php gateway causing nginx to timeout while setting up firewall with ufw

I'm setting up ufw for the first time. Using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on an OpenVZ VPN and have the following rules: sudo ufw allow 22/tcp sudo ufw allow 25/tcp sudo ufw allow 53 sudo ufw allow 80 sudo ufw ...
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Connecting to localhost resolves 127.0.0.1 but connects with external IP [Linux, Debian]

I'm having a problem with a dedicated server, I don't known if it's the default behavior but this is the problem: If I connect to a service located on the server with localhost the service gets as ...
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psping to localhost - improve throughput

I'm using following psping command to measure the bandwith throughput for localhost on a physical server psping -4 -b -l 8k -n 20000 localhost:1234 The throughput is around 150MB/s wich isn't all ...
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Assigning Multiple IP Addresses to localhost OS X 10.6

I'm attempting to host multiple website locally with HTTPS enabled, but in order to do this I'd need to configure my local machine to use multiple IP address for localhost (I believe). Is there any ...
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Is it good to define localhost as 127.0.0.1 in your hosts file?

I just came across a server that does not respond to things like ping localhost or mysql -h localhost - I believe this is because localhost is not defined in the hosts file. On just about every ...
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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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Will it detriment my security if I allow all connections from localhost through iptables?

Under my current configuration, iptables will block every inbound connection, even if coming from localhost. In some cases, I need localhost to connect to itself. If I create a rule that allows all ...
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Strange redirect to localhost! http://dp.000.in/?

I just accidentally typed imadb.com and after 2 redirects (I think) I ended up at: http://dp.000.in/ You can imagine my surprise when I noticed I was seeing my webpages on my local host! Can someone ...
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Do local cURL requests count towards my network transfer limit?

I have a purchased a hosting that allows me 10 GB of monthly transfer. Will this 10 GB of transfer be affected if I make some cURL requests, from-a-script-to-a-script on the same server (in this case ...
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Downloading from wget - folder issue

I have a website - http://myradio1.localhost and the directory is currently empty. The virtual host works fine, no issues there. This is my command I'm using to download the site via wget: wget ...
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Self-signed EV SSL certificate [closed]

I have a ton of testing projects going on in my localhost apache server. I have SSL installed on my localhost. Call me a freak (and I wouldn't mind it because this is totally pointless), but I would ...
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Alternative to HOSTS file for virtual hosts?

I am running Windows 7, Apache 2.28 is my version of Apache, localhost and virtual hosts run well. Only one issue - what's the best alternative to using the HOSTS file? I tried DNSKong, but not sure ...
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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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Why is Apache returning Service Temporarily Unavailable on local host?

Ok so I am a bit new at all this. I was trying to get php and apache2 running on my localhost and I don't seem to be able to get it to work. I keep getting this message when inputting localhost into ...
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localhost/phpmyadmin pulls blank page [closed]

When I tried configuring local machine as a Internet Gateway with website development capabilities over it and I installed all required software into it. I also had disable the selinux into it. But ...
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Localhost stop resolving after a few minutes IIS 7.5

I am running IIS 7.5 on my local machine (Windows 7 Home Premium) and localhost works for about three requests and then stops taking requests. The strange thing is when I switch to calling it with ...
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Cannot get proxy.pac file to get browsers to go DIRECT for localhost

I am gonna throw this problem out into the wild. We have just started using a proxy to log users internet usage against login names. This is setup on ISA Server 2004 (which is on our Internet gateway ...
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Accessing localhost (xampp) from another computer over LAN network - how to? [closed]

I have just set up a wi-fi network at home. I have all my files on my desktop computer (192.168.1.56) and want to access localhost over there from another computer (192.168.1.2). On my desktop I can ...
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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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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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Failed to connect to MySQL at localhost

I recently installed MySQL on my machine using MySQL installer. I am using it as part of an Apache Tomcat server I'm running on localhost. I linked the database to Netbeans and everything was ...
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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 reset and persist the hostname and FQDN of an WIdows Azure Centos instance?

How does one reset a hostname and domain name (FQDN) to localhost.localdomain on a Centos 6.2 Azure Instance? I've tried editing /etc/sysconfig/network, /etc/sysctl.conf, setting the hostname ...
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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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Redhat doesn't set my desired hostname on reboot

I have a redhat (EL5) server that I need to change the hostname on. I'm trying to put it back into a known state to help with server provisioning activities. As part of changing the hostname, I'm ...