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Bug #40287 Opening stream to 'localhost' fails
Submitted: 2007-01-30 13:42 UTC Modified: 2007-02-01 22:49 UTC
From: torarnek at pvv dot org Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Streams related
PHP Version: 5.2.0 OS: Windows Vista
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2007-01-30 13:42 UTC] torarnek at pvv dot org
When opening a stream to a file in an apache server running locally, using an url with 'localhost' to refer the local host, it times out with an error message.

However, using to refer the localhost works.

I searched the web and found a reference to the issue: 
Title: Binding to localhost throws exception in

Reproduce code:
$url = "http://localhost/scoop/www/test2.html";

$fil = fopen($url, 'r');
if ($fil) {
    while(!feof($fil)) {
       echo fgets($fil);

Expected result:
Should return a stream to the file.

Actual result:
Warning: fopen(http://localhost/scoop/www/test2.html) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. in E:\workspace\scoop\Scoop\www\test.php on line 6

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in E:\workspace\scoop\Scoop\www\test.php on line 6


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 [2007-02-01 22:49 UTC]
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