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I have an xampp setup for development. The host system is Win 8. This has been working fine for ages.

I am letting other people connect to this development web-server via my computer name, e.g.


I was also able to connect as expected when setting this up initially. But since this morning it is no longer working.

I can not connect my local browser to the local webserver using the above. I can connect using https://localhost/webapp/

I can ping 'devmachine' from itself, and can connect to it on http (:80)

I have turned off firewalls, and 'security' software, but since the webserver appears to remote users, I am a bit puzzled.

I have tried different browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome) with the same results.

I have edited the hosts file, but I don't think this is the problem, since I can connect to port 80.

Any clues would be greatly appreciated.

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