`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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read localhost mail and send to locahost using Mail.app (or any other std mail client app)

I want to read the localhost mail on Mail.app. Currently I just type mail on the command line. If I can read "localhost" mail on my Mail.app, then can I send (or move mail from other accounts, e.g. ...
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McAfee firewall blocks localhost in subprocess only

This is a programming-related question but seemed more appropriate for SuperUser than StackOverflow. I have installed McAfee (a trial version of LiveSafe -- Internet Security) on my PC. I am running ...
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Override localhost IP Adress in Windows 8.1

I'm trying to set up Windows 8.1 virtual machine through VirtualBox for testing a server running on my Mac (running Yosemite 10.10.3). VirtualBox sets up a the IP 10.0.2.2 to point to the host machine'...
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How to remove all autocomplete urls with a certain url in Chrome

I am converting my localhost:8888 to localhost and I want to remove all the autocomplete urls that have localhost:8888 in them. I already did this for history but how do I do this for autocomplete? I ...
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How to reset Host Only Adapter Networking for Oracle VirtualBox VM Manager

My Host Only Networking stopped working, how do I reset it ? I tried disabling and re-enabling Local Area Connection and VirtualBox Host-Only Network but VirtualBox Host-Only Network is still ...
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Connecting to a node server on mac from a local network

I want to test my app from an iphone locally, so I tried to access the ip of the mac it is running on (on the same network, and including the port: 192.168.1.101:3456) and it is not working. The ...
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Chrome master_preferences file appears to be encrypted

I am trying to disable the privacy error flag feature in Chrome; long story long, Chrome refuses to accept my local host's SSL certificate for a website I’m deploying in dev, and I don’t have time to ...
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Can't connect to socket listening on 127.0.0.1 but works for 'localhost' in Windows 10

I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64 and I’m trying to run PostgreSQL server on it. It used to work perfectly on Windows 7, but Windows 10 is behaving really weird: If I configure PostgreSQL ...
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Logon failed to localhost using a domain name via remote desktop

I want to connect to localhost via remote desktop, the OS is Windows server 2008 r2. I can connect successfully using 127.0.0.1,::1,localhost and the IP address in the network. But when I tried to ...
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Open a Specific page of PDF document in viewer

I would like to be able to open a specific page of a PDF document through any desktop search or terminal. Example of url file://localhost/Users/masi/Dropbox/Cardiology/2493.full.pdf#page=11 which ...
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Static html pages run from file system instead of built-in web-server

I'm running Intellij 13 Ultimate. I'm trying to open a web page I'm working on, and it's opened from the file system: file:///Users/<username>/dev/index.html Instead of something like: http:/...
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How to force Apache to release filelocks?

To be honest I already posted on StackOverflow, and on searching for a resolution as no feedback there as yet, this site appeared, and it appears a separate login, so forgive me if I am duplicating ...
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windows 8.1 hosts file # redirect this is just a bad ideas

I've been editing my host file for a while never had this kind of problem. A few days ago I'm not sure either windows or a malware override my host file For example if I did this 127.0.0.1 yk-sms....
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My localhost web not connected to “anywhere”

I have a localhost web which contains ajax that communicate to some server (call it www.google.com), but it fail. I try to my friend's chrome, it was able. my friend said I should check "bypass proxy ...
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Force vncserver started by lightdm to localhost on ubuntu 14.04

I am using vncserver with lightdm on ubuntu 14.04 on an amazon EC2 instance. I created a lightdm.conf: # # VNC Server configuration # # enabled = True if VNC connections should be allowed # port = ...
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Win7 login without domain to local repository

In my project I have an alfresco repository running on localhost:8080 and now I want to map the WebDav (\\localhost@8080\alfresco\webdav) as a network drive. The problem is my computer is in the ...
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OSX localhost mail in mail.app?

Every time I start a Terminal I see that I have unread mail. I know that I can access them via the mail command but I'm not comfortable in using that command. Is there any way to read the local mail ...
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MacOS Mavericks: wget getting stuck with local ip but not with localhost

I am facing a weird problem on my Macbook (Mavericks). I'm serving some files over http. When I try to get the files using wget: it works perfectly using localhost or 127.0.0.1 it starts but get ...
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How to change localhost to ping 127.0.0.1

I am using windows xp sp2. Whenever i ping localhost it resolves to ::1 if network cable is connected. If i remove network cable then localhost resolves to 127.0.0.1. I do not know about this strange ...
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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 http://...
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Access localhost with domain alias via VM

I have a local development environment that I have setup using MAMP on OSX, on the default Apache and MySQL ports (80 and 3306). In the hosts file I have setup custom domains for my sites, eg. 127....
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Localhost via WAMP doesn't connect

I needed to change the default port wamp was listening to, so now I need to use another one, let's say 81. So now instead of going to http://localhost now I need to go to http://localhost:81. No ...
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Cannot resolve localhost on Mac OS mountain lion

For the longest time I was a MAMP user, until yesterday, something went terribly wrong and MAMP would no longer start mysql. Long story short I decided to ditch MAMP and just setup my own AMP server, ...
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Localhost slow on desktop, not on laptop

I am using XAMPP Lite on my desktop and laptop, which uses Apache for the web-server and also supports PHP. My locally hosted image gallery PHP program has its page elements (100s of thumbnails) ...
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mod_geoip in local

I have to implement a geo location functionality on a Magento based website, thus php on an apache2 server. Obviously, in my local machine mod_geoip isn't very helpful. I was wondering if I could fool ...
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Apache won't start after creating symbolic link

I'm installing Apache for the first time and trying to display some webpages on localhost. Apache's default path for serving web pages is /var/www/html/ but I don't have permissions to write there. ...
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Tunnel from my home computer using my server

I have a local webserver in my Mac (OS X 10.7.3). I was wondering how could I build a tunnel to "publish" it temporarily on the internet. For example, my server is running on localhost:20000 and I ...
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Debug - How to Access virtual host from Virtual Box machine?

If I configure my virtual box with NAT I can access my localhost MAMP page with: 10.0.2.2 If I configure windows hosts file with: 10.0.2.2 mysite.dev I could then access that same information by ...
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Share MAMP in virtual pc as well

I have a MAMP installation on my mac, and I use vmware fusion to run a virtual windows installation. I was wondering if there's a way to share the localhost i have in mac with the vmware windows ...
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running an html page on localhost from another html page

I'm using this Google Developer javascript to read the next event in my calendar. (https://developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar/quickstart/js) It works fine by using http://localhost:8000/...
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Burp suite is not intercepting localhost | bWAPP | Burp Suite

I am trying to get learn web application security using bWAPP (A buggy web application) which is hosted using Xampp on windows machine. I have configured the proxy (127.0.0.1:8080) in browser properly ...
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Accessing nginx server when offline

Yo! I've been trying to get nginx to work when I'm offline, but both Iceweasel and Chromium complains about not being able to access the domain. It works just fine when I have Internet access. I'm ...
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Editing wordpress files and now “localhost refused to connect”

I was doing some development work with Wordpress on my Mac today and I edited some files gone away came back and when I tried to pull up localhost in the browser I get the error message: localhost ...
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WAMPSERVER/drupal complications

I am brand new to web development...and getting Drupal running is a barrier no amount of Googling has helped solve. When I install WAMPServer it works fine. When I tried to open my local domain name, ...
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Path in localhost opened even if local server off

I have localhost "Ampps" and one path i used for uploading files with php opened in browser like some cache even if Apache stopped, http://localhost/tests/public/user_uploads/profilephotos/john/ ...
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Should I really add `127.0.0.1` to proxy WPAD autoconfig?

Recently I met a strange problem with Java applications were not able to connect to itself. After digging I found, that the root cause was that opening the URL of http://127.0.0.1 was leading to the ...
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Temporary server using current IP

I've got a XAMPP running on my computer and I've got dynamic IP. However I would like to temporary change my computer to a server, using current IP, so someone from outside will be capable of entering ...
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Firefox redirects localhost to the current IP of the network adapter

I have a really strange problem. If I try to access an locally running web application via localhost then my Firefox redirects me to the IP of my network adapter an removes the given port. In Internet ...
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Apache 2.4 (WampServer), redirect to sub directory of documentroot from port 443

Using WampServer Version 2.5 with Apache 2.4.9. My current DocumentRoot is: c:/wamp/www/. When root is accessed, I would like to redirect the user to the application homepage (located in c:/wamp/www/...
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Why is localhost so slow

I am testing some AJAX - just some PHP to go to a local MySQl database and fetch some data. I am testing on my laptop, on localhost and would expect this to happen more quickly than I can see, but it ...
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Resolve entire TLD to localhost on a Windows device

Is it possible to configure the Windows network stack such that any hostname ending in .local (or another TLD if .local presents a problem) is resolved to 127.0.0.1? For background, I'm a web ...
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ngrok caused internal server error

I was to trying to give internet access to some site on my localhost and I also tryed using the ngrok. I used to access my site by localhost/site-name. After excecuting it once a broken link version ...
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View local webpage using Powerpoint's LiveWeb add-in

I realize this exact question was asked here, but I haven't had any luck viewing my particular webpage within Powerpoint with the LiveWeb add-in. I recall reading somewhere to enter the local file as ...
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localhost apache server always returns default index.html

I have this Apache2.2 running on 8080 port and as I know, file directory where it used to run all file containing php and html code will be in C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\...
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localhost doesn't resolve in Airplane Mode on Windows 10

I'm trying to do some local development on my laptop during some long flights, but when I put my laptop in Airplane Mode, Windows 10 can't seem to resolve localhost. If my test server uses 127.0.0.1 ...
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Localhost is blocking external requests, how to unblock?

My localhost (xampp) is blocking external requests. Therefore for example the WordPress gives the error message: Warning: An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org ...
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OSX Lion I cannot access localhost from my browser

I am running mac osx 10.7.5 (My computer won't allow an upgrade). And apache 2.2.26. I am trying to learn cgi programming with c++ (because I'm already familiar with cpp), but cannot access localhost ...
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Chrome Not Navigating to Localhost URLs (searching instead)

I don't know exactly when this started happening, but I've picked up on it over the past few weeks. It seems that sometimes, when I'm browsing a local IIS Express-hosted site with a URL like http://...
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Add a local vs add a network printer — difference?

I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different. Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which ...
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Accessing local pages results in “waiting for localhost” for a few seconds each loadtime with MAMP

I've researched already but never found the solution, only that it might have to do with the name resolution in osx bonjour. Problem is i am running MAMP 3.4 in the normal version for local web ...