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Connect to localhost from another computer

Hi all I'm trying to access a database that is hosted in a laptop localhost from my android device which is both connected to the same network.

The localhost project is running at www.localhost:8000/

I've entered the ip: 192.168.1.1 (of my laptop connection) to my phone browser and i was able to see the root folder of my project. However when i attempted to run it at 192.168.1.1:8000/ , I was not able to access anything and the web browser returned "Webpage not available".

So the issue now is that I can access the root folder using my android device but I cannot access the "localhost server" of my laptop. Is there anyway I can solve it ? THanks !

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I realize that you need to connect to your database for your development work, but this isn't really a programming question. It's a question about configuring your database server, so it would probably get a much better response on serverfault or superuser. –  Flimzy Jul 9 '11 at 12:25
    
Hi Flimzy ! Thanks for your answer. Yea cos I found some similar questions on Stackoverflow and hence went ahead to post the question. I wanted to try and have my other devices connect to the localhost database to try out the connection :D –  jamen Jul 9 '11 at 12:34

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Just because the device has two IP addresses (192.168.1.1 and 127.0.0.1, aka localhost or loopback), doesn't mean the server is listening on both addresses.

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Hi Kevin, thanks for your answer. So are you saying i'd need to go into the etc/hosts file to comment off one of the ip for it to work ? –  jamen Jul 9 '11 at 13:03

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