Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Localhost/Proxy issues
Date:   2002-10-16 23:39:33
From:   anonymous2
I have a problem that I can't solve. When I'm at work, my PBG4 is connected to a LAN which includes a proxy server for web and mail services and I have a Network location for these settings. When I'm at home, I use my "Remote" Network setting which doesn't use any proxies. However, IE doesn't update properly and still tries to use the proxy server from my office. Consequently, I can't access localhost. The proxy preference in IE is always greyed out and seems to be controlled by the system. Interestingly enough, as soon as I make a dial-up connection from home, IE magically turns the web proxy off. From this point on, as long as I don't quit IE, I can then access localhost.

What I want is to be able to access localhost whether I'm at work or at home without frigging with settings. I've tried the "bypass proxy for the following servers" routine and nothing works. When I type "localhost" it should go to localhost dammit!

Please help!

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  • Localhost/Proxy issues
    2003-10-09 00:22:47  anonymous2 [View]

    So I guess this is a bit late to help, but
    the problem is that "localhost" doesn't
    mean anything to IE. Some software translates
    this to "" as a "convenience" (which
    it is until you run into something that doesn't).

    When you dial in, you are probably getting DNS
    service from a server that includes an entry
    for "localhost"-- setting it to, the
    reserved "local machine" IP address.

    Enjoy the irony; your computer is asking
    some server somewhere to introduce it to
    itself, so it can ask itself for bits stored
    on some other server somewhere.