[plug] How does the "" address work?

Fred Janon fjanon at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 28 18:55:44 WST 2007

I am working on an application that needs to be accessed through the
network and also accessed locally. since I don't want to implement 2
different modes of access and use the HTTP port for both (using for local access) I'd like to know what is the performance
difference in accessing the application through the network
address compared to accessing from another computer on the network,
assuming that the network performance is pretty good (100Mb/sec or

I wonder how does the network access through the address
work. Is is a special path inside the network driver? Is it a loopback
at some level inside the network stack?

Does anyone a resource on the Web that describes how the ""
address is supposed to be implemented?



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