|30 Jun 2012||#1|
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2 hostnames assigned to 127.0.0.1 by default
My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit
Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1.
I discovered localhost (127.0.0.1) is accessible either by typing: "http://localhost" or "http://kat.ph" (?).
Where "http://kat.ph" comes from?
I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and it is not listed there. I checked "httpd-vhosts.conf" out (\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf), but it is not there either.
I had this problem before restoring completely my system through recovery discs.
After restoring completely my Windows operating system, the issue is still there.
I have made a computer scan using the Windows Malware Removal Tool, Eset Nod32 AV 5 (installed on my machine) and even Eset Nod32 online scanner. Result: no threats found.
It seems like two default hostnames have been assigned to 127.0.0.1.
How can I get rid of "http://kat.ph" pointing to 127.0.0.1?
I want only "http://localhost" to be mapped to 127.0.0.1.
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|30 Jun 2012||#2|
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I found out what happened (unbelievable).
This is the proof Western democracies are slowly
falling into China-like dictatorships while people
keep on sleeping.
I connected another PC to the Internet and...
guess what? The same problem arose.
To cut a long story, my ISP (Telecom Italia) has
blocked some sites, they are not accessible at all.
If you connect to those sites while a local server
is NOT running, you are presented with a "Page not found"
But, if a local server like Apache is running on your machine
and you try to connect to a given censored site, you are
redirected to 127.0.0.1 (localhost).
I have had the confirm of this by trying to connect to
a different censored site (kickasstorrents.com) while Apache
was running. Same behaviour as kat.ph (that is, I am redirected
to 127.0.0.1 (localhost).
No virus, no bug, nothing like that. It's simple, old-fashioned,
tyrannical, iilegal, China-style CENSORSHIP.
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