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Apache virtual host setup tips
Authored by: bluehz on Mar 13, '03 12:49:16AM

I had a lot of trouble with localhost also - because I run my own dns server for our internal LAN. Whenever I issued a call to a localhost address the DNS was being searched first and it was abviously not finding anything. There is a way to do this in NetInfo Manager by adjusting the order that lookupd searches. Although I have never had much luck with that either. I finally found a simple solution last week that so far has been working.

Open System Preferences > Network > TCP/IP and enter "localhost" as the top name in the "Search Domains" field. You may have other names there already - but put localhost at the top of the list. This seems to cause a search of your machine before going elsewhere.

Hope that helps.



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