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From Santiago Gala <sg...@hisitech.com>
Subject Re: License Update
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2001 02:34:03 GMT
Jon Stevens wrote:

> on 3/7/01 6:14 PM, "Santiago Gala" <sgala@hisitech.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>> FYI. Today I had problems using localhost, that did not disappeared
>> until I did (as Sam said) s/localhost/127.0.0.1/ ). It was under Windows 2000.
>> 
>> Some windows machines do not have an entry for localhost. It might be worth
>> to add it in the doc (I think I have no permissions there).
> 
> 
> SEND ME A PATCH!
> 

I've just discovered (in other thread) I can commit it myself!
I'll do it tomorrow. Back at home, I couldn't resist to look
at the mail, but I have to go to bed now.

> 
>> I don't know what is THE LAW, with regards to this. I always thought that
>> having
>> localnet --> 127/8 and
>> localhost --> 127.0.0.1 was mandatory, but I see more and more exceptions to
>> this.
>> 
>> I cc: commiters, to have more visibility and save time later, when win people
>> complains.
> 
> 
> No, your domain as defined in your TCP/IP setup, should have a localhost
> entry in its DNS. Talk to your DNS admin.

It was not my machine, it was a customer's machine. DNS admin is like 10 levels of people
away :)

> 
> something like this:
> 
> localhost               IN      A       127.0.0.1
> 
> that will prevent you from running into this problem again.
> 
> -jon
> 


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