Access localhost from iPhone

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Access localhost from iPhone

Post by Dylan_Oscar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:00 pm

I have looked for an answer to this question on Linux Questions, ... 175622990/ but the person helping me was unable to resolve the issue. I am asking here now, in case the problem is specifically Mint related.
I am trying to access the localhost, located on my laptop, from my iPhone. The laptop is running Mint. I have successfully accessed the localhost running on my Debian desktop, which is connected via ethernet, but when I try to access the laptop, which is wireless, the phone cannot connect. In the URL bar in Safari, I type in, which is the address that comes up under inet addr in ifconfig.
I have completely disabled apparmor, and I have confirmed that the firewall is off in the GUI application, and off when I run

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If you visit the URL I provided for the discussion I have had on Linux Questions, you can see the apache2.conf file and my logs. The person who was helping me has verified that all appears to be correct. The configuration appears to be identical to the desktop settings.
I have confirmed that the correct port is open and apache is listening on it.
I am able to ping the laptop from another computer without any packet loss. I have checked the Netgear router settings, and there doesn't appear to be anything blocking it there.

What am I missing? Is there another setting in Mint that could be blocking my phone on the laptop?

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Re: Access localhost from iPhone

Post by littlehuman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:14 pm

I've been trough the discussion on, and don't know either what might cause your issue, except one idea : Did you check that there is no wireless isolation enabled on your access point / router ?
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