Loopback means the interface created and designated to test a local port or interface. It routes test messages from their source device back to the source without any processing or modification. For TCP/IP on an ethernet interface, the loopback IP address is usually 127.0.0.1.

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How can I change the binding order of network adapters in Windows 7?

The end goal here is that I am trying to install an Oracle 10g server on my Windows 7 x64 dev box. I use DHCP, and the Oracle installer is throwing up this warning: Checking Network Configuration ...
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How do you get loopback addresses other than 127.0.0.1 to work on OS X

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Accessing a website via the webservers public IP from a PC within the same LAN

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enabling loopback NAT

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Is there an alternative loopback method?

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Automation of Loopback Adapter install on Windows

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How do you create and partition a raw disk image?

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Pinging localhost versus pinging 127.0.0.1

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Is localhost host resolved to 127.0.0.1? [duplicate]

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Alternative loopback method

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How to test whether a router supports NAT loopback?

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