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From Brian Mearns <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] cannot access sites through "localhost" on development computer
Date Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:02:57 GMT
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Thomas Johansson <> wrote:
> Sorry to get back on this issue. The solution only helped temporarily (for 2
> days). Now it appears Windows has changed the host file and deleted the line
> I added to it. (Perhaps something having to do with permissions, that I
> didn't change it the right way...?)
> Which sort of suggests that the real problem perhaps is more fundamental.
> After all, my setup used to work fine (for almost a year); it was just a few
> days ago that "localhost" stopped working. Maybe the problem is in Windows
> Vista, which perhaps has started resetting the host file periodically
> (including the original DNS reference to "localhost")?
> Any ideas someone??
> Thomas

Sorry, no ideas here. This is definitely a DNS and/or Windows issue
though, so you'll probably have better luck on a more relevant mailing

Good luck!

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