Comment on "Getting Started" 21 #133

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janl opened this Issue Aug 7, 2010 · 1 comment

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@janl
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From http://books.couchdb.org/relax/intro/getting-started

Some common network configurations cause the replication test to fail when accessed via the localhost address. You can fix this by accessing CouchDB via http://127.0.0.1:5984/_utils/.

This seems to be warning against an earlier use of "http://localhost:
5984/_utils/", but no reference to "localhost" exists elsewhere, and
the previous instruction to access the website uses the exact same
URL. Currently, this is a warning which warns against nothing, and
supplies redundant information.
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@janl
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The examples are all in 127.0.0.1 so people use that and don't run into the localhost issue. Since 127.0.0.1 is generally synonymous to localhost, we made explicitly clear that there is a potential error lurking. (it's IPv6)

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