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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: Error while unit testing :
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2003 11:53:37 GMT
On Wednesday, Oct 1, 2003, at 11:51 Europe/London, Danny Angus wrote:

>> It won't work on a 'doze machine unless you have a dummy loopback
>> adaptor configured. Unix systems always have a loopback adapter up and
>> running, so they should work off line.
> edit C:\winnt\system32\etc\hosts

The entry in hosts should read:	localhost

However, that only puts the name in the hosts resolution file (so  
localhost will resolve to If the computer has no network  
card, or the network card is disabled, then the OS may not route  
packets through to unless a local loopback adapter is  
installed and up.

See;en-us;236869 for  
how to add a loopback adapter; perhaps someone who had failed tests on  
a non-connected Windows laptop could check to see if this solves the  

The steps are:

o Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then  
double-click Add/Remove Hardware.
o Click Add/Troubleshoot a device, and then click Next.
o Click Add a new device, and then click Next.
o Click No, I want to select the hardware from a list, and then click  
o Click Network adapters, and then click Next.
o In the Manufacturers box, click Microsoft.
o In the Network Adapter box, click Microsoft Loopback Adapter, and  
then click Next.
o Click Finish.

It should configure to be automatically with netmask; if not, it can be changed in the properties of the network  


> On Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003, at 23:01 Europe/London, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
>> Don't understand that - I would have thought "dns:localhost" always
>> worked (assuming there is a dns: provider in your VM)
>> The point of this test is to verify the Context hands off correctly to
>> other protocol handlers. If you can think of a more reliable test I'll
>> make sure it gets in (eventually, I am traveling this week).
>> --
>> Jeremy
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Jacek Laskowski []
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 1:15 PM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Re: Error while unit testing :
>>> Jeremy Boynes wrote:
>>>> I think it would be a transient network failure that meant that
>>>> could not be resolved. Perhaps this should just use
>>>> localhost.
>>> It hit me this weekend as well as I had been working offline. Changed
>>> the appropriate line so that it used localhost, but it also
>>> didn't work
>>> :-( At last, I had to comment it out.
>>>> Jeremy
>>> -Jacek
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