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is localhost just part of iis?

the thing is that, ive set up apache and php on my laptop so when im at college i can view php files,
but the problem that i have found out now is that so i can access the php file using the ip that is static
to the network card it has to be plugged into a network, what i am wondering is how i can access
the pages when the laptop is not connected to a network

is this possible??

thanks in advance
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No. Localhost is not part of IIS.  Localhost is a "generic" name for loopback interface, or so called dummy IP address which is tied up to local machine.  The IP address for localhost by default will always be 127.0.0.1

You could try to browse to http://127.0.0.1/ or http://localhost/


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Fixed :)
 
in httpd.conf file on the line:

Listen 192.168.1.3:80

where that ip was only being issued to the laptop when it was connected to the network, so i changed it to:

Listen localhost:80

and pointed my broswer to: http://localhost/ (both when it was and wasnt connected to the network)

and it worked both times!!

thanks
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