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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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How to get telnet to localhost working?

I'm working on a local dev setup that requires the use of telnet (playing with setting up a MUD server) so please no feedback suggesting I use SSH as a more secure alternative. However, though I've ...
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Where to place my local website starting with the 2.4.7 version of apache2 server?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, then I installed lamp-server and placed my webpages in /var/www directory, but when I opened localhost in the browser there was nothing. I think that happened ...
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Where should I place aliases for localhost?

I often need to use aliases for localhost (127.0.0.1) for my development work of websites, such that I can access them locally while routed via apaches virtual host concept. In the past I have always ...
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Where is the root directory of localhost

I installed php5 from the Software-Center and it came along with Apache2. Where is the localhost root folder where I can put up my files How can I install mysql database along with phpMyAdmin after ...
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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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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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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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Why is this single-word address being resolved? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. On my work network, there's a single-word address (let's call it foobar) that is responding to pings and HTTP requests, only from my machine. The address is not a TLD, just a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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access webpage through ssh

I need to access the IEEE xplore, but I don't have right to download out of institute. I can login into the server of institute via ssh, so How can I access IEEE xplore through institute server via ...
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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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Issue when sudo something after a hostname change

I was tired of my system's name so i decided to change it. I gksudo gedit /etc/hostname and changed my first and never touched computer name to a new one. Then now when i sudo something like sudo ...
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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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trouble accessing www folders - permission or ownership?

Trying to access a folder inside /var/www with: cd layout I get the following response: bash: cd: layout: Permission denied When I list the details, I get: drwxrw---- 7 www-data www-data 4096 ...
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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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Be able to create edit and move files to and from /var/www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to add files to a website on a LAMP Server? I have installed lamp on Ubuntu 12.04. I try to access /var/www but it doesn't allow me to do anything ...
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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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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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Nginx unable to connect

I am referring to this link to install Nginx on Ubuntu: Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support (LEMP) On Ubuntu 13.04. sudo su — Runs OK. apt-get install mysql-server ...
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How to inspect localhost from my smartphone?

Ideally I'd like to expose a port, like 8080 or something, to the web, so that I can run a website on my desktop and inspect it on my smart phone or show it to a client and so on. How do I expose one ...
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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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Cant SSH localhost

I can't SSH localhost. I have installed OpenSSH server as well on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit). connected to net (ip : 192.168.1.2) installed hadoop, running hadoop for local machine. Here's what I ...
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Can't ssh with IP alias

This is may sound like a weird prob. I am able to seamlessly ssh to remote hosts and also to "localhost". As part of requirement, I have modified the /etc/hosts file with below entries: 127.0.0.1 ...
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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 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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VirtualHost In Localhost Is Not Accessible From Localhost When Offline, How To Fix It?

I am setting up my own local development web server, mainly for theme development. I've successfully setup LAMP in Ubuntu 13.04 64bit Desktop, apache works fine. The machine where LAMP is installed ...
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Localhost 403-Forbidden Error

I have seen many threads about 403 - Forbidden problem, but my problem was not solved. I'm trying to open .php pages, but 403 - Forbidden appears. I've tied : sudo chown -R hamed /var/www/ sudo ...
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I cannot get the localhost webserver on firefox to display jpg or jpeg files

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Firefox. I cannot display jpg files when browser starts up. But if I click on ICON there is no problem. I am attaching a few screen shots. Am adding display from ...
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Cannot access directory in /var/www/: Permission Denied

Forbidden You don't have permission to access /celsium/index.php on this server. The above text is shown when i try to access the directory made in /var/www. the directory is ...
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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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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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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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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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How to access localhost:8080 running on ubuntu from windows running into virtual box?

I have the ip address for ubuntu machine, and I want to access the application running on localhost in ubuntu from my virtual windows box. Is there a way to do it? Typing the [inet address]:8080 ...
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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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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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Chrome Ubuntu loading apache2's localhost instead of remote website

I'm a web developer and do local development through apache2 on localhost. However, sometimes when going to remote websites, well known websites like sky.com or bbc.com instead of loading that ...
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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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500 Error on index.php file

I have found a question very similar to this, which I thought would solve my problem. However, after changing my .htaccess file, with index.php on the end of the list, and then index.php as the only ...
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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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localhost cant connect to 127.0.0.1

i have some java systems that i want to use hadoop in with it, but whenever i connect to localhost with this command hadoop fs -ls / it will always prompt that java.net.UnknownHostException: ...
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Deluge daemon connection?

My deluge-console is suddenly giving me this error Failed to connect to 127.0.0.1:58846 with reason: Connection refused why is this error.I have done nothing and the GUI deluge runs fine.Its the ...
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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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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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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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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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I cant ping my domain from outside

I can't ping my domain from outside my vps. I tried in cmd.exe -> ping domain.com but I didnt get any answer. But when I try via putty console I can do it: ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 ...