Localhost just stops working

Johnain

Senior Member
#1
When I am away from home I often have no access to the Internet. But it never used to matter because my laptop was XP and I used localhost/hosts/127.0.01 and virtual hosts in Apache to work on the train whilst travelling etc with my website development stuff.

Until I installed Vista Ultimate.

Now it works for long enough to get me going. And then it just dies. It unhelpfully tells me I am not connected to the Internet. I know that ... that is why I am using my localhost and apache service.

Anyone encountered this and solved it? Sometimes a reboot helps, but it is not a practical option and does not address the issue.
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
Is there nothing on the Apache website that will help, like a FAQ or something?
 


#3
Hi Johnain

Are you still having trouble with this?

What happems if you 'ping' localhost? Or 127.0.0.1?
 


Johnain

Senior Member
#4
Hi Johnain

Are you still having trouble with this?

What happems if you 'ping' localhost? Or 127.0.0.1?
Hi W3000x2VHP

Thanks for that. Sorry to be so long in replying ... I have been on holiday beyond InternetLand ... scary;

The problem appears to have gone away. More worrying than if I had solved it.

I get a solid response when I ping Localhost

But thanks anyway
 


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