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Firefox Not Resolving localhost

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by GLSmyth, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. GLSmyth

    GLSmyth Thread Starter

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    I know next to nothing about these things, so I may not be offering enough information. I have several websites that I have developed within inetpub/wwwroot on my computer. Normally, entering localhost/hmpi into Firefox displays the default page within the /hmpi folder. I have not used Chrome for this (did not work when I tried) and I never use IE.

    Several weeks ago entering this information stopped working - Firefox just spins until I get a Connection Was Rest message. Oddly enough, IE works just fine. I am using Firefox 19.0 - perhaps something in this version made it stop working? Chrome still does not work.

    I can use IE (hate it), but I have so many helpful Firefox extensions that I really would like to be able to use it. IE works just fine with my Classic ASP pages, but Firefox has stopped

    I know pretty much nothing about servers and such, so I have no idea where to begin. Any help would very much be appreciated.

    Cheers -

    george
     
  2. Rollin_Again

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    Which web server are you using?

    Will it bring up the page if you use the IP address instead?

    Rollin
     
  3. GLSmyth

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    I believe that I am using IIS, as I am on a Windows 7 platform.

    When I enter http://127.0.0.1/ccr the page displays. This also works in Chrome. I guess localhost is not being recognized as 127.0.0.1? That's not so bad. I would like localhost to work, but if I have to enter the address then I can live with that.

    Cheers -

    george
     
  4. Rollin_Again

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    I'm pretty sure this has to do with IPV6 protocol which I believe Firefox uses by default. Just google IPV6 + Firefox + Localhost and you should get more info. I've included a link below which may help. Not sure how it applies to Chrome.

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/771916

    Rollin
     
  5. GLSmyth

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    I cam e across that link when trying to figure this out and it was not helpful in my case. When adding port 8080 I get an error message pretty quickly telling me that it has no idea what I am trying to do.

    Cheers -

    george
     
  6. JiminSA

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    I use a xampp on my Windows 7 platform (using mainly chrome but also testing in FF) and have not encountered such problems (not having to go the inetpub route - which I believe was originally designed to cater for a local business network, so may not be the ideal structure??)
     
  7. GLSmyth

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    I have used localhost and inetpub since the XP days and it has always worked for me. I use Classic ASP to help put my pages together, so xampp would not be helpful.

    Cheers -

    george
     
  8. JiminSA

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    Ok George, didn't realise you worked in ASP... Sorry of no help...
     
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