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Fri Jan 8 00:16:26 UTC 2010
Emil Payne wrote:
> Figured I hijack this thread =P
> Using Koala on an old Dell desktop. Have an XP box and a Linux box
> connected to router and then connected to cable modem. Able to access
> internet fine from both machines. No firewalls nor proxies on system.
> Just using router and modem firewalls.
> What info (command outputs) do I need to send the list for more help?
> I'm totally unable to connect to localhost. I've installed swat
> (localhost:901) and webmin (localhost:10000) and xammp (localhost) but I
> keep getting the generic 404 page:
> Unable to connect
> Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost.
> * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again
> in a few moments.
> * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's
> network connection.
> * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy,
> make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
> What am I doing wrong?
Check output of ifconfig, make certain that device lo is present. It
should look something like this:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:15795 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:15795 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1226425 (1.1 MB) TX bytes:1226425 (1.1 MB)
Then check your /etc/hosts file, it needs to have an alias for localhost
that points to IP address 127.0.0.1
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