C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Posted: 09-19-2008, 07:57 PM
I have Apache installed under Vista. Today I notices that web browser does
not open URLs http://localhost/.... , but only http://127.0.0.1/...

I commented the last string of hosts file so that it now looks like this and
everything works perfectly now:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost


Who knows what's the meaning of the last string: ::1 localhost ?
Is there any place in the world where the syntax is explained?

Thank you

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts


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Re: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Posted: 09-19-2008, 08:35 PM
http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90824/ch02s03.html

"Yan" <Yan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C6AB513-36A8-4173-9650-A1F03F38439A@microsoft.com...
>I have Apache installed under Vista. Today I notices that web browser does
> not open URLs http://localhost/.... , but only http://127.0.0.1/...
>
> I commented the last string of hosts file so that it now looks like this
> and
> everything works perfectly now:
>
> # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
> #
> # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
> #
> # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
> # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
> # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
> # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
> # space.
> #
> # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
> # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
> #
> # For example:
> #
> # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
> # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
>
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> # ::1 localhost
>
>
> Who knows what's the meaning of the last string: ::1 localhost ?
> Is there any place in the world where the syntax is explained?
>
> Thank you
>

 
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