I disabled all my network connections and deleted 127.0.0.1 localhost in HOSTS file but cannot find what had I broken by it. My IIS and MS SQL Server 2008 R2 continues to resolve localhost just fine
Why does HOSTS file always contain 127.0.0.1 localhost ?
What had I broken by deleting this entr...
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my question "Why is “127.0.0.1 localhost” needed in HOSTS file?"
Is localhost host resolved to 127.0.0.1?
If "yes", then why does everything (IIS , ASP.NET, MS SQL Server, webapps, sharepoint, etc.) work on my WIndows XP Pro SP3 exactly the same if I use 127.0.0...
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