`localhost` usually refers to the special addresses `127.0.0.1` and `::1` that map to a loopback device, which allows a computer to connect to itself.

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iTunes redirecting music location to 'localhost'

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accessing webserver on desktop PC through wifi dongle from a tablet

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shorter URLs for locally hosted files

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