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From Jon Stevens <...@latchkey.com>
Subject Re: License Update
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2001 02:18:26 GMT
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 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.

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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