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Apache not recognising http://localhost from browser

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Hi,

I have been using a local installment of Apache web server and PHP on
my computer. For some reason it has stopped loading my local web pages
when I enter 'http://localhost' into the browser address bar. For IE it
displays a page not found and Netscape, it redirects me to Netscape
search where it does a search for 'localhost'. I cant understand why it
has been working and all of a sudden just stopped but is there anyway
to fix this in configuration? My knowledge of apache isnt the best so
any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Burnsy

Nov 22 '05 #1
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>I have been using a local installment of Apache web server and PHP on
my computer. For some reason it has stopped loading my local web pages
when I enter 'http://localhost' into the browser address bar. For IE it
displays a page not found and Netscape, it redirects me to Netscape
search where it does a search for 'localhost'. I cant understand why it
has been working and all of a sudden just stopped but is there anyway
to fix this in configuration? My knowledge of apache isnt the best so
any advice would be much appreciated.


Can you "telnet localhost 80"? If it can't find an IP address, it
might be a DNS problem.
Can you "telnet 127.0.0.1 80"? If this works but the above doesn't,
it's probably a DNS problem. If you get "connection refused", is
Apache really running?

Have you been doing something recently with the "hosts" file?

Gordon L. Burditt
Nov 22 '05 #2

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Hmm,

Now it works. I have recently uninstalled my expired version of Norton
Security and that may have been affecting it. What do you think?

Burnsy

Nov 22 '05 #3

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*** bizt escribió/wrote (20 Nov 2005 03:25:32 -0800):
Now it works. I have recently uninstalled my expired version of Norton
Security and that may have been affecting it. What do you think?


It's possible. I've seen too many cases of securities suites just
preventing normal web browsing.
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