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From "dave selby" <dave6...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] very odd vhost 8085 problem
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2008 10:58:12 GMT
Thanks for replying :)

> There's a whole bunch of things that may be happening or not here, depending
> on the exact circumstances.
> But if your vhost is "getting loaded" when you are on-line, there is no
> reason why Apache would not load it when you are off-line.
> My bet is that you have a problem with DNS (translation of "kmotion" into an
> IP address), not with your Apache server, but with your browser.
> So,
> 1) What kind of OS is your laptop running ?

(k)ubuntu 8.04

when offline:

firefox :This document cannot be displayed while offline. To go
online, untick Work Offline from the File menu.

konq: An error occurred while loading http://localhost:8085:
Could not connect to host http://localhost:8085/.

when online:

perfect

when again offline:

problems again.

> 2) Does your laptop "know" the IP address of "kmotion" ?
> (open a terminal/command window and type "ping kmotion". Does it tell you it
> cannot find "kmotion" ?)

When both online & offline:

dave@dev-system:~$ ping kmotion
ping: unknown host kmotion
dave@dev-system:~$

Because I am accessing it as localhost I was assuming DNS was not
involved, or at most just the /etc/hosts file which contains
127.0.0.1       localhost

Its all very bizzare ...

cheers

Dave






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