My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit
Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1.
I discovered localhost (127.0.0.1) is accessible either by typing: "http://localhost" or "http://kat.ph" .
Where "http://kat.ph" comes from?
I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and it is not listed there. I checked "httpd-vhosts.conf" out (\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf), but it is not there either.
I had this problem before restoring completely my system through recovery discs.
After restoring completely my Windows operating system, the issue is still there.
I have made a computer scan using the Windows Malware Removal Tool, Eset Nod32 AV 5 installed on my machine and even Eset Nod32 online scanner. Result: no threats found.
It seems like two default hostnames have been assigned to 127.0.0.1.
How can I get rid of "http://kat.ph" pointing to 127.0.0.1?
I want only "http://localhost" to be mapped to 127.0.0.1.