Hosts file auto updated to IP v6…

We had an issue today at work. A few developer machines couldn’t debug any ASP.NET 2.0 web application. After an hour of looking, we found out that some of our host files had the entry:

::0       localhost

instead of:     localhost

If you are getting issues with trying to debug your ASP.NET Website (Like the following):



Check your hosts file to make sure it’s correct.

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  • I just had the same thing. One minute VS2008 is working nicely, next minute nothing works. After spending 20 minutes rolling back code I had just written to try and find the problem I had to delve deeper to find the hosts problem.

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