Localhost

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Localhost

Localhost is a hostname that refers to the current device used to access it. It is used to specifically access the network services that are running on the host machine, using the loopback network interface - which in turn bypasses any local network interface hardware.

Localhost is a hostname that refers to the current device used to access it. It is used to specifically access the network services that are running on the host machine, using the loopback network interface - which in turn bypasses any local network interface hardware.

localhost is important because it allows you to access the network services that are running on your host machine, using the loopback network interface. This bypasses any local network interface hardware, which can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes.

There are a few different types of localhost:

The loopback address for IPv4 is -127.0.0.1, which refers to the local machine.

-::1 is the loopback address for IPv6, which refers to the local machine

-fe80::%lo0 is the link-local address for IPv6, which refers to the local machine

The local machine is the device used to access the network services that are running on the host machine, using the loopback network interface.

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Synonyms: Access host