Unix, Netscape and Localhost

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Unix, Netscape and Localhost

I have configured local host ( in the hosts file, and the Apache conf file. Why does Netscape take me to a search page when I attempt to go to Http://localhost ??
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what do you expect it to take it to?
i believe the default apache config already works with the local loop back.

what are you actually seeing? did you put anything in your server root? are you sure you are not just seeing the default apache page?

do you get a host not found error?
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If it's taking you to a search page, you probably have localhost misconfigured... make sure that /etc/hosts is actually correct!
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You may want to see if you have your system configured to check local host configurations before using DNS to obtain information. Netscape is probally defaulting to the search page after it fails the DNS lookup of localhost.
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Thanks everyone...worked it out by updating the hosts file. I am a novice, and I appreciate the feedback.

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