localhost : Java Glossary



localhost and are the DNS (Domain Name Service) and corresponding IP (Internet Protocol) names for the local machine. For NT and W2K you need an entry in your C:\Windows\hosts. file of the form localhost to let you access the local machine’s server applications. In W7-32, W7-64, W8-32 and W8-64 the entry is implied.

For NT the file is stored in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. For Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32 and W8-64, look in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.

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