Difference between accessing a website using Local host and IP address
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Published on 2012-08-27T04:22:57Z Indexed on 2012/12/16 5:07 UTC
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I have developed an
ASP.NET website and deployed into my IIS server. Now to see that my IIS is installed fine, I type local host in my address bar, and I get the welcome screen of IIS and its documentation in a separate window.
Now I gave the url of my website
http://localhost/mysites/site2/Default.aspx I access my site. Also giving my IP address instead of local host like:
http://192.168.1.46/mysites/site2/Default.aspx also works.
Just out of curiosity I wanted to see what happens when I give my IP address in addressbar. It asks me a user name and password saying:
The server 192.168.1.46:80 requires a user name and password.
I donot know what user name and password it is asking, and as of my knowledge I thought localhost points to my own IP address internally. But what is the difference and also what username and password do I need for it?
Update: On chrome and IE just giving localhost displays the welcome screen, but on mozilla, localhost is also asking for a username and password.
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