localhost : Java Glossary

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localhost

localhost and 127.0.0.1 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 127.0.0.1 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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on the web at:

http://mindprod.com/jgloss/localhost.html

Optional Replicator mirror
of mindprod.com
on local hard disk J:

J:\mindprod\jgloss\localhost.html
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