On 2008-10-29, Squa190 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Well I've done some limited searching on the net and I only get
> instances of people using the term when defining some network problem. I
> couldn't find a description of exactly what is is? Anyone?
It's a virtual interface on your own computer, by convention assigned to
If you have a hosts file, you may find this address assigned to the name
"localhost" and/or "localhost.localdomain"
You can test it by e.g. "ping 127.0.0.1" or "ping localhost"
You can put it to use running e.g. a caching nameserver on your computer
to speed up DNS lookups, a web proxy to cache (squid), filter (privoxy),
or anonymize (tor) your web traffic, &etc.
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