PyDoc in Windows Vista

Tyler Shopshire tshopshire at
Sat Aug 30 01:52:52 CEST 2008

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 07:12:28 -0700, Mike Driscoll wrote:

> On Aug 28, 5:45 pm, Tyler Shopshire <tshopsh... at> wrote:
>> I can't seem to access the pydoc sever from my web browser. I start the
>> server from the command prompt and everything seems to be working fine,
>> then I got tohttp://localhost:8888/and it doesn't work. I also tried
>> starting the graphical mode with the -g parameter but I still cannot
>> use PyDoc. It works on my Ubuntu Partition so I do know how to use it.
>> Any help is appreciated.
> My guess is that either your hosts file isn't pointing to the loopback
> address or you have a firewall issue. See the following website for one
> solution to the hosts issue:
> As for the firewall, you'll have to check Windows Firewall and / or your
> own firewall, if you use ZoneAlarm or Norton 360 or some such.
> Mike

I found the solution for some strange reason FF was adding .com to 
localhost. So the url was I didn't notice 
this initially but once I did I tried some things and the guys in the 
#python channel in freenode suggested to use the loopback address. So I 
entered and that worked.

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