Gnucash 2.4.0 (Windows)

Ian X Waddington iwaddox at
Sat Jan 1 18:53:46 EST 2011

I had updated my hosts file as I needed Localhost to be for
another reason; it had nothing to do with running Gnucash 2.4

I'm wondering whether the localhost differences noticed by Dave is more to
do with the Windows version than anything else, does Ultimate operate DNS
etc differently to Home Premium? There is some useful stuff here

I know on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine localhost was not accessible
unless I changed the hosts file.

I guess the plot thickens and needs some testing against a proper plan, do
we have a volunteer?


-----Original Message-----
From: David Halverson [mailto:hellvee at] 
Sent: 01 January 2011 22:02
To: gnucash at; iwaddox at; janssens-geert at;
'David T.'
Cc: gnucash-user at
Subject: RE: Gnucash 2.4.0 (Windows)

-----Original Message-----
From: gnucash-user-bounces at
[mailto:gnucash-user-bounces at] On Behalf Of Colin Scott
Sent: Saturday, 1 January 2011 10:24 PM
To: iwaddox at; janssens-geert at
Cc: gnucash-user at
Subject: Re: Gnucash 2.4.0 (Windows)

> I've updated my HOSTS file on windows 7 so that localhost does equal

If that's the solution then I can live with it.  Thanks very much.  :-)



Colin and others,

I'm running Gnucash 2.4 (previously 2.2.9, 2.3.14, 2.3.17) all quite happily
on Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit) and have never had to mangle my hosts file.  It
is still the bog standard sample hosts file that was installed at system
installation - every entry is commented out so it's empty as far as dns
addresses go.  It's at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts if it helps and
the relevant part of it looks as follows.  Note especially the comment that
"localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself" - this is possibly
the Windows difference ?  So as for it being a hosts file issue, if you
haven't updated your host file, and your firewall software also hasn't
touched it I would have to disagree.
Cheers Dave.

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#       localhost
#	::1             localhost

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