At one point in the "Getting Started" section, 127.0.1 is written rather than 127.0.0.1
The offending block of text is:
Some common network configurations cause the replication test to fail when accessed via the localhost address. You can fix this by accessing CouchDB via 127.0.0.1, e.g. http://127.0.1:5984/_utils/.
I think this issue can be closed as a duplicate of resolved issue #401, which was fixed with commit 59e4d1.