Questions related to localhost, loopback. On most computer systems, localhost resolves to the address 127.0.0.1, which is the most-commonly used IPv4 loopback address, and to the IPv6 loopback address ::1.

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Local only sendmail that delivers all mail to a directory

I have a development Ubuntu Server (12.04.1) VM that I use to develop php sites and e-commerce sites (like Magento etc). Because this is for development purposes, and I need to test with e-mail ...
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How to change port number utorrent in ubuntu?

I just installing Utorrent in ubuntu but I want to change the port number localhost:8080 to localhost:8085 because my apache geronimo server using that port number. can i change the port number? ...
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Localhost still exist after deleting xampp

After installing xampp, somehow localhost bugged on me. I put my files, changed permissions, in the end deleted the xampp, but I always get this message: It works! This is the default web ...
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How to access localhost on Virtualbox host machine

I created a virtual machine on Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 only to install a LAMP solution and use it with my host machine, but I can't access the localhost using the ip (10.0.2.15) in the browser . ...
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Port listening on localhost:8000 but not on ip:8000

Hello I'm running a web application on port 8000. When I access it from the host server localhost:8000 it responds ok, 127.0.0.1:8000 also works, but 192.168.1.7:8000 does not work. 192.168.1.7 is the ...
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Generate a proper 404 page for blocked sites via /etc/hosts instead of redirect to localhost

I have blocked some websites by editing /etc/hosts and adding several newline-entries in the following manner: 0.0.0.0 www.domain.com And it works. The only thing is: when a website is visited which ...
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Can't find Localhost files

Hope you can help. This is my first time trying Ubuntu/Linux. I am logged in as root I have downloaded and installed LAMP and PHPMYADMIN. I get the test page under localhost say that It works and is ...
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Rename localhost folder. Gives empty screen

I'm trying to rename my apache2 localhost folder. I have already gone to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/site-name and changed the following lines in the Document: DocumentRoot /home/user/public_html ...
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How to connect to a personal server on residential Internet service

OK!!! I've successfully connected from an external network on both ssh and http. I changed a BUNCH of settings though before I got it to work, so I'm going to slowly change some of them back to see ...
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Accepting SSH connections only from localhost

I just installed SSH and I would like to set it up to only accept connections from localhost. I plan to point a .onion address to it so that I may connect to it from anywhere on any network.
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Cannot ping localhost after a half day of uptime

This just started like 4 or 5 days ago. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, and after about 12 hours of uptime it seems the loopback device just stops working. If I do an ifconfig, it looks like it's ...
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Unable to connect to localhost in browser after installing XAMPP successfully

I have successfully installed XAMPP 1.5.3 following this guide on Ubuntu 12.04 and it started with no errors. $ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.5.3a... XAMPP: Starting Apache ...
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How do I set up FTP on localhost?

On my old machine (back on Lucid!) I used XAMPP for local dev work. XAMPP installed everything for you, including setting up FTP to your localhost (/var/www) directory, since permissions don't allow ...
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Not able to resolve localhost, but 127.0.0.1

I am able to visit 127.0.0.1. When visiting localhost, it is not able to resolve. Here is /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost # suppose to list all folder + files under /var/www, when visit ...
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What does StackApplet “Network Error” mean?

I just installed StackApplet StackApplet 1.5 using the debian package from the launchpad site. When I first clicked on the preferences button in the menu it tried opening http://localhost:8150/ in ...
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Can't access localhost

I can't access anything inside of localhost, whenever I try to access anything inside of localhost it gives me 403 Forbidden error. I also can't add any files into the var/www/ folder unless I open it ...
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How can I access one desktop session from another on the same machine?

I want to run a desktop session as user A, and from that session access a different desktop session as user B. This way I can test, screencast or share my screen from session B, while having access to ...
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localhost subdomain wildcard

I'm trying to have *.localhost pointing at 127.0.0.1. I read this post which is quite recent and looks promising but dnsmasq can't bind port 53: * Starting DNS forwarder and DHCP server dnsmasq ...
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Ubuntu hostname on lan config

My host computer is Windows 7 64. I have VirtualBox with an Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 running as guest. My Ubuntu Guest has an ip of 192.168.1.104. I have openssh installed on the guest. I can ssh ...
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How to set exceptions for proxy in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to set proxy ignore list? I am using Internet through proxy server of our organization. But I don't want to use the proxy server when opening my local websites ...
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telnet localhost , connection is refused

My localhost(127.0.0.1) is reachable by Ping, and no problem with wget. But, when I try "telnet local host" or "ftp localhost", connection is refused. How do I fix this problem?
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How to I setup a local Wordpress site?

I want to create a site based on Wordpress that is only accessible from my own machine (localhost). In other words, I do not want my computer to be a server. I just want it to have all the files ...
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Access Wiki installation on Host from Virtual Server

Recently I set up a Dokuwiki installation on Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox. My host OS is Ubuntu 11.10. Till date I was using NAT configuration for my VirtualBox. Since today I decided to use Host-only ...
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telnet refusing traffic on arbitrary port over network in 11.10

I have written a python script to listen on port 2626 and executed the script. proof that localhost is listening tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:2626 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN I can ...
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Apache2 stops working after running a2ensite command

I had my LAMP server crushed for some reason. That's why I've completely removed it and installed once again. Installation was successful and "localhost" is working fine. However every time I'm trying ...
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how can i turn network interface (localhost) on?

localhost is off on my machine. it's described in my /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp but when i run route route -n" with wireless off I ...
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Why can't I access localhost without an internet connection?

For some reason I cannot access localhost without an internet connection in Ubuntu. As soon as I disconnect from the internet (with the networkmanager GUI), both ping localhost and ping 127.0.0.1 ...
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Bugzilla is not running - Access forbidden

I have install Bugzilla according to How do I install Bugzilla? I can't access the files. apparently /usr/local/ drwxr-xr-- 16 www-data www-data 4096 2011-09-19 09:30 bugzilla-4.0.2/ The link from ...
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XAMPP vs. Native LAMP Packages

I'm currently in the process of setting up an Ubuntu Desktop setup for a combination of technical writing, heavy statistics/mathematical analysis, and also server-side development and I wanted to know ...
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problems with sudo permissions - /var/lib/sudo owned by uid

my system is a new 11.04 ubuntu and i recently started working with LAMP. some how, when i tried to change permissions of the var/www/ for netbeans to work on the local server, and did something that ...
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Let Xorg listen on TCP, but only to localhost?

I have some X client program which needs access to an X server. It is only able to access the X server by TCP, not by other methods like unix domain sockets. It will run on the same host as the ...
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ssh connection closes after successful login

I am trying to run ssh on my computer so I can control it with my android phone. When I scan my local network with overlook fing at my phone I get that my computer is running ssh at port 22. So I try ...
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How to access Apache2 virtual host from VirtualBox (or any VM)

I am running Ubuntu 11.04, I have setup my localhost so I access my sites at site1.local site2.local By setting up virtual hosts and adding entries to my hosts file. I want to test them in IE ...
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What would cause 'ping localhost' to fail?

the /etc/hosts file contains a line: 127.0.0.1 localhost so localhost should be a valid hostname, but any attempt to connect to a port on localhost fails, including ping. Connection attempts into ...
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I would like to set 127.0.0.1 in my resolv.conf

I was hoping to set my local host in my resolv.conf to hermes. So in affect if I type in hermes:8080 into the browser, I get the localhost:8080 How is this accomplished? Please and thank you.
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Renaming localhost

By default 127.0.0.1 has the localhost alias. I found several approaches to changing it to a different string, but what is the standard, effective and safe best-practice way of doing it? Can I give ...
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How can I share this local site to not use a sub directory?

I'm working on a site locally that's just sitting in a folder: localhost/tempplace How can I route, with Apache2, that to be like: tempplace:8890 Or just something so it's not a sub ...