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Why does localhost not work in Windows 8.1, but 127.0.0.1 does?

I have a HTTP server running on port 9876. I put http://127.0.0.1:9876/ into Chrome and the page loads instantly. I put http://localhost:9876/ into Chrome and the page never loads. I have never ...
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HOSTS mapping not working as expected

I'm running a local Webmatrix configuration which uses IISExpress as webserver. For convenience's sake, I have configured my remote development setup (http://godrul1.gopagoda.com/) to ...
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1answer
97 views

localhost:3000 is redirecting to www.localhost in all browsers

This is happening on OS X 10.8 in both Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. There is currently nothing running on port 3000 so I cannot imagine it is related to the Rails project there. It seems to be system ...
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3answers
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I accidentally hijacked my localhost

Opening localhost in the browser is pointing a local webpage (examplePage) after playing with some config files a while back, and I can't figure out how to restore the default behavior. Background: ...
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1answer
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Firefox not taking note of /etc/hosts?

I've set foo.com to 127.0.0.1 in my /etc/hosts file in (located here on Windows: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts). Though Chrome loads foo.com with the one hosted locally on port 80, Firefox ...
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Multiple Apache Servers with Multiple Virtual Servers

I have one computer. I am running two instances of 2 differently installed Apache servers. 1 via WAMP 1 via Zend Framework I wish for wamp to be connected towards "karl.local" And for Zend to be ...
3
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1answer
11k views

Why does my “hosts” file entry have no effect when accessing network shares?

I added the following line to a Windows7 hosts file: 127.0.0.1 mecserver Using ping mecserver works fine, but if I use this name to connect to the notebook (like localhost) to see the Windows ...
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How does localhost 127.0.0.1 work?

I found some articles related to this, but they were not sufficient for me. I want to know how the localhost works and why is it the same on many different machines? How does the localhost block the ...
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Adding localhost entry to Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file with port number

I have set up a local site under IIS 7.5 under port 900. to access it I should type localhost:900 in the address bar. I'm a little bit familiar with the System32\Drivers\etc\hosts file and I know I ...