IIS localhost and 127.0.0.1 blocked

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Subject: IIS localhost and 127.0.0.1 blocked
Posted by:  Greg (Gr…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006

I've been using IIS (installed as part of XP pro) for a short while.

My web server is still active and I can access it from my static IP address
that I've assigned manually.  However, I no longer appear to be capable of
accessing the web pages using either 127.0.0.1 or localhost as an address.

I have a local firewall (Zone Alarm) but I don't believe this is blocking
any communication and I can see web pages externally on my network, they're
just blocked when I try localhost.

I know I was originally able to do this, but losing this capability is a
little frustrating.

Has anyone out there got any suggestion for restoring localhost access?

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