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why was the host name 127.0.0.1? also is there a connection between ip and ports? would we have to use a different port but the same ip if creating another server? ive been trying to grasp a better understanding on ports and such lately. thanks!
Owen McComas8,472 Points
I had the same question while going though this course as well! That is just the localhost IP. As to why the localhost is that seemingly non-intuitive and specific IP, appears to be just is left to speculation. I found this resource of some of that speculation which was interesting to me.