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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] cannot access sites through "localhost" on development computer
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:31:29 GMT
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 1:23 AM, Krist van Besien
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 1:22 AM, Thomas Johansson <> wrote:
>> In my Apache documentation, I read somewhere that I could instead try
>> And when I do so, it works fine (i.e. I get to my Inetpub
>> folder and can see my web sites and their pages and work as normal).
>> According to the same documentation, this would suggest that I "have serious
>> DNS problems", but it does not say what I need to do to fix it. And I cannot
>> find the answer anywhere on the Apache site either.
> You do indeed have DNS problems. Your computer does not now how to
> resolve "localhost" anymore. This is not a problem of apache, and will
> not be solved by reinstalling it. You problem is clearly with Vista,
> which is why you won't find the answer on the Apache site.

Sometimes Windows will start resolving localhost to an ipv6 address,
which has bitten me a few times.

Eric Covener

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