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From david hawcroft <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] telnet to localhost
Date Wed, 28 Aug 2002 11:24:10 GMT

 Thanks for the reply Jacob,

  no, it won't work. There is something wrong. 'Cannot make a
connection to the host: connect failed'  something like that.

I've got Visual Studio.Net installed on my win2000 machine and
there's always been something wrong with it. I get four or five error
messages on boot up every time - all about 'unable to register the
administration tool discovery information...' , which I read up on
was supposed to be only because my machine is not connected to a
network... so I didn't worry too much...

  But the web server wouldn't start and that's why I went and got
Apache and installed it and I'm very glad I did...

 Maybe I need to uninstall the VS.Net thing... it's not doing me much
good... I wanted the Visual C and the Visual Basic but now I think I
find Perl and Apache servers much more interesting..
 But if anyone has any observations about Visual Studio.Net I'd be
interested in hearing them....

--- Jacob Coby <> wrote:
> > Having Apache on a standalone machine allows testing web sites
> and
> > web pages and learning and that's what I'm doing and trying to do
> and
> > I think it is just great.
> > But just how much does it mimic a real life situation? For
> instance I
> > cannot telnet my own machine can I? Or I couldn't when I tried.
> > What other limitations have I? Would I really be well advised to
> get
> > another machine and network the two in order to mimic reality?
> You should be able to telnet into localhost:80 or
> (same thing).
> If you can't do either, something is wrong.
> Having apache on a standalong machine pretty much mimics everything
> about
> having it on a public machine, except for the code red attacks, the
> dos
> attacks, and people probing around for vulnerabilities.  It also
> doesn't
> test scalability, you'll have to network two computers together and
> have one
> run a test suite against the web server.  You also (AFAIK) cannot
> test
> virtual hosts.  Well, maybe if you put the virtual hostnames in the
> /etc/hosts file.
> -Jacob

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