I'm developing an ember-application which is hosted locally on . Via Safari I can access the URL without any problems but Chrome always searches for it up on Google.

  • Are you sure you are typing the URL with http:// in front?
    – Cornelius
    Nov 30 '14 at 12:51
  • looks like a known issue code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=428046 and the status is "wont-fix" which isnt encouraging :(
    – skv
    Nov 30 '14 at 12:53
  • 7
    just a tought ?
    – Archemar
    Nov 30 '14 at 13:08
  • Encountered this today on the --- The is working for me. I hadn't cracked open ember in a few weeks... but I thought it used to always prompt with this number... ? Jan 28 '15 at 4:57

Chrome won't access

This is because is not a routable IP address and is never used as a destination address.

In the Internet Protocol version 4 the address is a non-routable meta-address used to designate an invalid, unknown or non applicable target.

Source “Me”: (Alternately, “this host”, or “the current/default host”). Used by a device to refer to itself when it doesn't know its own IP address. The most common use is when a device attempts to determine its address using a host-configuration protocol like DHCP. May also be used to indicate that any address of a multihomed host may be used.

Source IP Addresses With Special Meanings

The address may only be used as the address of an outgoing packet when a computer is learning which IP address it should use. It is never used as a destination address.

Source IP Information for

Further reading

  • 9
    tl;dr; use localhost:4200
    – Feckmore
    Feb 8 '15 at 18:35
  • Also, if it is listening on "" means it is accessible on all your interfaces. You may want to restrict it to local access by making it listen only on loopback (e.g. Feb 17 '15 at 21:50

There is a simple trick: Go to the hosts file (it depends on which OS you have) and add a record: whatever.youlike

Now open chrome and goto whatever.youlike and it works.

For Windows:


For Mac:


For Linux:



Another way you can get it to open it is to run open, which, although easy, tells us that chrome only opens it if the OS forces it to.


It's a bug in Chrome. After several arguments, they decided that are going to fix it.

  • The link appears to be a bunch of people complaining about the same problem rather than a definitive source documenting that it is a bug.
    – fixer1234
    Feb 25 '15 at 19:20

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