Article:
  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Localhost/Proxy issues
Date:   2003-10-09 00:22:47
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Localhost/Proxy issues

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 "127.0.0.1" 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 127.0.0.1, 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.