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Authored by: kencunningham on Apr 18, '01 07:41:13PM

Something funny is going on with my on-machine apache webserver and MSIE for OSX


I have my machine set to manual TCPIP configuration to operate behind my firewall - here's a reproducible crash for me: Boot the machine while disconnected from the ethernet network. Open MSIE, type http://localhost/ in the address bar. BOOM - no more MSIE!

Open terminal application, "ping" localhost --> no problem.

Open MSIE, type "http:/127.0.0.1/" --> no problem.



Now connect the machine to the network, reboot. Type http://localhost --> Works no problem.


Hmm. Again, boot the machine disconnected from the network. Open MSIE. Plug in the ethernet cable. Open http://localhost/ ---> no problem.


Now disconnect the ethernet cable. Type http://localhost/ --> no problem.


Put machine to sleep. Wake it up later, still disconnected from network. Type http://localhost/ --> no problem.



It seems that, on every boot, MSIE needs to be connect to the ethernet network at least once to access localhost? Then it can be disconnected, and continues to work, until you reboot. ?



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