connection refused

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Mar 20 22:47:42 CET 2003

daye wrote:
> The sever is up and running.  BTW, it's localhost.
> "Peter Hansen" <peter at> wrote in message
> news:3E79C5B8.922197EF at
> > Have you manually verified that the server is actually available,
> > and listening on the correct port?  Use "telnet host port" to
> > do that before blaming your code.

Are you aware that a server listening on (localhost)
will only respond to connections *to* localhost?  Perhaps your
client software is attempting to connect to your machine by
name or external IP address, in which case the server won't answer.

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