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kbcad
24-10-2005, 04:29 PM
What is 127.0.0.1? K.B.

pine-o-cleen
24-10-2005, 04:32 PM
http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+127.0.0.1&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

Next time google it yourself!

Battleneter
24-10-2005, 04:34 PM
Basically used as a internal loop for testing you own network device. If you ping it, it is pinging the machine your on.

Battleneter
24-10-2005, 04:36 PM
http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+127.0.0.1&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

Next time google it yourself!

Actually that was a reasonable question. Technically we can Google everything and there would be no need for this forum.

Mackin_NZ
24-10-2005, 04:37 PM
http://www.elx.com.au/images/products/full/tlost-black.jpg

Battleneter
24-10-2005, 04:45 PM
http://www.elx.com.au/images/products/full/tlost-black.jpg


ha nice, a joke only geeks will get.

bartsdadhomer
24-10-2005, 04:53 PM
http://www.elx.com.au/images/products/full/tlost-black.jpg
where did ya get that, I want one

bob_doe_nz
24-10-2005, 08:50 PM
where did ya get that, I want one

http://www.elx.com.au/item/tlost

kbcad
31-10-2005, 09:33 AM
Sorry for delay in responding. Have been offline for a few days. In reply to Pine-o-cleen: I had already Googled it, but couldn't make any sense of what was presented, which is my I asked. (I'm not a computer whiz).
To Battleneter: thanks, but I'm still confused. I visit a UK football site and quite often in the bottom left of my screen I see the message "downloading from 127.0.0.1" Is this harmful? I do have another PC networked to my new one. Running Win XP on a Dell Dimension 4600, Mozilla Firefox, NAV, Zone Alarm Pro, Counterspy. KB.

SurferJoe46
31-10-2005, 09:39 AM
http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+127.0.0.1&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

Next time google it yourself!

HEY!

Sometimes we just like the friendly answers that we get here instead of Googling something.

Human interaction is just more fun and upbuilding for all parties.

Donmac
31-10-2005, 02:50 PM
:2cents: I hope putting my 2cents in is ok. I've had trouble with 127.0.01 for a long time. I purchased AVG Pro 5 Multi licence which I was going to use to LAN my PC's ( but still haven't because of the problem which developed ) At installation AVG asked did I want them to virus check my incoming and outgoing mail. I said yes and then after that I had problems. I was also running MailWasher Pro . Windows at some stage said but I cannot quote "Someone is using 127.0.0.1." I contacted AVG and MailWasher and AVG said they had to reconfigure my settings for their personal email scanner to work.I have since deleted AVG as the licence has expired. I deleted and then reinstalled the MailWasher 5.0 Deleted and reinstalled my ISP Account with Xtra helpline. MailWasher can preview (and delete) mail but cannot download it to my PC. If I try to receive mail just using Outlook Express it replies no new mail. After reinstalling my POP3 Account I sent a mail ok the other day but still cannot receive mail. I hope someone else might get some light on their problem also.
Donmac PS Joe I'm next to the mashed spuds I'm a happy son of God. CheersTimes New Roman 10

pheonix
31-10-2005, 03:09 PM
Open Outlook express, the go through menus...
Tools - Accounts (Then double-click your account listed there)
Click on the "Servers" tab and make sure you have pop3.xtra.co.nz and also smtp.xtra.co.nz in the appropriate incoming and outgoing mail slots.
Next click on the "Advanced" tab and make sure that the outgoing mail is set to 25 and the incoming mail is set to 110 Also while there, make sure none of those boxes are ticked. Then just OK your way out and send an email to yourself.

Graham L
31-10-2005, 03:22 PM
You shouldn't have "trouble with 127.0.01" . From your description of the problems you were having, the software might have expected to see different machines on a LAN with "legal" IP addresses. If you didn't have an IP address specified for your machine it will use 127.0.0.1 to refer to itself.

127.0.0.1 is not a legal network address. You can't access machine "B" from machine "A" using the 127.0.0.1 IP address. If you "ping 127.0.0.1", you test the functioning of the TCP/IP stack on your machine. It is usable only by one machine to address itself: it corresponds to a name like "this_computer.this_network". Packets sent to it don't even go through the network hardware; they are just handled by the TCP/IP software.