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From Nick Sophinos <>
Subject Re: http://localhost and DNS
Date Mon, 13 Jan 2003 09:30:16 GMT
>Very often I am experiencing problem to browse http://localhost even I
use dot 
>notation it seems to me there is some problem with my
>to ISP's DNS server.

The point of the localhost or (loopback) interface is that you
do not need a 
network connection to test network applications, so long as your client
(browser) and server
are on the same machine.  Being connected to a network should have no
effect on this.

>do I need some extra permission/service from ISP company to run web
server application 
>at my computer.

If you want this computer to be accessed on the internet, then you
normally need a static
IP address.  Even if you have that, some large ISPs disallow its customers
running servers.

- Nick

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