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From Neil Freeman <neil.free...@asa.co.uk>
Subject Re: Running apache
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:20:35 GMT
No, localhost is a loopback address for the machine you are currently on. It is
equal to IP 127.0.0.1. You will need to use http://machinename to access the
server from another machine.

HTH

Neil

Peter Shepherd wrote:

> Can localhost not be used to access the server from other machines on the
> LAN?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pietro Cagnoni" <pcagnoni@mclink.net>
> To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:23 AM
> Subject: Re: Running apache
>
> > > Peter Shepherd wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I am having a problem setting up apache on my network.  I have
> > > configured the httpd.conf file to set the server name as localhost.
> > > When I enter this into the browser I get the following message:
> > > Host address not found.  The proxy could not find an IP address for
> > > the host in your request.  Possible causes include misconfigured DNS
> > > and transient network problems.
> > > Even though I am trying to run this locally.
> > > Please help, Thanks
> >
> > try disabling the proxy in your browser, or use the dns name of the
> > server instead of localhost.
> >
> > localhost will work if and only if the client and the server run on the
> > same machine, and there's no proxy involved.
> >
> > pietro.
> >
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