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    Red face remote access to localhost


    I trying to connect to localhost remotely from another computer on my home network.

    I am typing: //server/localhost and a just get a message saying " the page can not be found ".

    I have my network set up and have shared the Inetpub folder in windows.

    I am missing something to let any user/computer on my network to connect to the local host on my server machine.

    can someone please help

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    Julian72
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    "Localhost" = this host, no other host, same computer, same screen, same everything, not outside of the operating system you're on right now.
    "Remotehost" = some other computer, not this operating system. Still requires a specific network name.

    Network ID or the actual host name is what you want to use.
    Go into your control panel and right click on "system" (or double click) and open it. Look for "network identification".

    That's the name you want to use for LAN connections.
    Even that may not work depending on your ISP and your local connection setup.
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    networked access to localhost


    Thanks, for the reply, but I must explanined my self wrong.

    I am wanting to only access the localhost on my mainmachine where I have my IIS5 php and MySQL servers from my laptop. so I am not restricted to viewing & developing my website from where IIS5 is installed.

    Can you help????

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    JUlian
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    And I answered that in my first reply. Your "main machine" is not "localhost" when you try to access it from your laptop.
    It is now "remote host" and you need to know the network identification of that remote host before you can connect.

    If you're trying to connect through the internet, not through a local area network ( A hub or direct pc to pc cable connect for example ) then you'll need to visit dynDNS or uni.cc to get a fully qualified domain name to use.

    Otherwise, just use the IP address of your "main machine" to connect.
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    Thank you!!!

    it was //server/name_of_website_folder

    not: //server/localhost/name_of_website_folder


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