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Authored by: JayBee on Mar 28, '02 07:33:20AM

This is more a question about my own setup, and the relevance here.

I've noticed that when I disconnect my iBook from the network (usually to take to demo a website to a client), when I wake him from sleep, he is determined not to find the local apache server (from "localhost", "" or my IP as set in Network -> TCP/IP) until I dive into the TCP/IP settings in Sys Prefs, and change something there (usually the netmask).

I usually have to close sys prefs WITHOUT clicking on "apply now" so that it pops up the "do you want to save your config" for the changes to stick, and then boom, everything cool.

Is this a symptom of NetInfo not updating when the LAN connection goes down?

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Authored by: NikWest on Mar 28, '02 11:25:24AM

I don't think that this is a symptom of netinfo. At least if you run netinfo as it is configured out of the box.

There are a couple of other things, which could be the problem:

- if you have mod_unique enabled, apache does not like to run without an dns entry

- There is also some mysteriouses with IE connecting to the local machine (e.g. if you forward a port through ssh, IE won't connect to it)

- From a previous live I remember that IE on Windows did not like to connect to the loopback interface, if you don't have another interface up (could be a completely different problem)

Just check if it is an apache problem or an IE problem. For testing purposes you could try to use curl to connect to apache from the command line ( curl -O http://localhost/ ) and see what it does return.



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