If I set up a web server in a virtual machine, will localhost/ be the same on both the virtual and the host machine?


Most likely if /etc/hosts isn't changed on either of them.

Note that is an address given to the loopback interface, i.e it never leaves the machine.

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localhost

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  • +1 and adding: So assuming the non-modified version of /etc/hosts, locallhost of a vm will be different than localhost of its host. If you want to access host's service from vm, you can use bridged networking or a host only interface, i believe. – Shoaibi Dec 9 '10 at 18:29

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