I have Apache installed and the server directory index was accessible using http://localhost before I recently installed a new Dlink ADSL2+ Modem+Router . Now the apache web server contents are only accessible using the address 127.0.0.1 in the web browser. Using http://localhost displays a "403 Forbidden (nginx)" message. When I unplug my ethernet cable from the PC and restart networking , localhost leads to the apache index.
I have tried assigning a new domain name 'localwebserver' in the /etc/hosts file to 127.0.0.1 but then the browser displays a message "Critical error: no domain selected!"
My /etc/hosts file
127.0.1.1 avinash-ubuntu 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 localwebserver # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
My /etc/network/interfaces file
auto lo eth0 iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp
nslookup localhost :
Server: 127.0.0.1 Address: 127.0.0.1#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: localhost.home.network Address: 184.108.40.206
What could possibly be changed when I plug in the new router? How can I get localhost to display the apache index? Haven't found any option on the modem config page that seems related (to my knowledge)