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  1.    22 May 2015 #1

    Edge browser can't access LOCALHOST type of IP addresses (build 10122


    Hi there

    same problem with EDGE (the new browser) - can't access localhost type of addresses. I use several media servers with Web interface for controls etc.

    Get around - use loopback adapter -- but why should I -- Chrome / FF / IE all work still).

    I don't want to use different browsers for different applications.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    22 May 2015 #2
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    Why do you keep creating new posts about this for every new release? This is not something that's going to change, it's an inherent security feature of Universal applications that they can't access localhost, and Edge is a Universal application.

    I repeat. This isn't going to change.
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  3.    22 May 2015 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Why do you keep creating new posts about this for every new release? This is not something that's going to change, it's an inherent security feature of Universal applications that they can't access localhost, and Edge is a Universal application.

    I repeat. This isn't going to change.
    Hi there

    I must then have mis-understood the whole idea of the Edge Browser -- We were led to believe that IE will be replaced by Edge -- if that is indeed the case then for some people they won't have access to a properly fully functional browser.

    So what IS Ms's intention regarding the future of IE -- is it to be retained or to be replaced.

    That's where my confusion is coming from -- if IE IS to be retained then OK I'll do WITHOUT edge -- but if IE is going to be replaced then I want a browser that doesn't LIMIT the functionality I already have.

    If EDGE won't handle LOCALHOST -- then that's fine so long as alternatives are available -- the mis-understanding came from the fact that I (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) who thought that Ms was giving up on IE which would be replaced by EDGE.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    22 May 2015 #4
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    Does it make any difference if you put your local IP in instead of using localhost

    for accessing my media servers I use http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx, or does this just auto translate to localhost when entered
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  5.    22 May 2015 #5

    Hi there

    the addresses 127.0.0.1 don't work either -- the only way around the whole problem is to use some type of loopback adapter if you must use edge.

    I'm sure this restriction will be of significance to some users -- I don't know about "Universal Apps" or whatever they call it now but surely some type of firewall or other config setting could fix this problem. I have several media servers all controlled via a WEB interface.


    cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    22 May 2015 #6
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    I think that if someone is going to test Edge for a website that they could have a hosing service to set the site up on and use that to test it out?? Since Edge is an app and not a pure browser I don't know it the local hose option will ever be available.
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  7.    22 May 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    the addresses 127.0.0.1 don't work either -- the only way around the whole problem is to use some type of loopback adapter if you must use edge.

    I'm sure this restriction will be of significance to some users -- I don't know about "Universal Apps" or whatever they call it now but surely some type of firewall or other config setting could fix this problem. I have several media servers all controlled via a WEB interface.


    cheers
    jimbo
    I was meaning the actual IP address of your machine with the media server on it, even if your are on the machine

    eg
    http://192.168.0.10:8960
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  8.    22 May 2015 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I was meaning the actual IP address of your machine with the media server on it, even if your are on the machine

    eg
    http://192.168.0.10:8960
    Hi there

    No go I'm afraid. Same error

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9.    22 May 2015 #9
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    That's a shame

    I will have the same problem as you with Edge as that's how I access my media browsers
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  10.    22 May 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I must then have mis-understood the whole idea of the Edge Browser -- We were led to believe that IE will be replaced by Edge -- if that is indeed the case then for some people they won't have access to a properly fully functional browser.

    So what IS Ms's intention regarding the future of IE -- is it to be retained or to be replaced.

    That's where my confusion is coming from -- if IE IS to be retained then OK I'll do WITHOUT edge -- but if IE is going to be replaced then I want a browser that doesn't LIMIT the functionality I already have.

    If EDGE won't handle LOCALHOST -- then that's fine so long as alternatives are available -- the mis-understanding came from the fact that I (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) who thought that Ms was giving up on IE which would be replaced by EDGE.
    IE will not be going away, at least any time soon. Edge is an entirely standards compliant browser, and has *zero* backwards compatibility for older browser support, as such IE will be required to be around as a backup for some time to come for sites that just won't work with a fully standards compliant browser with no backwards compatibility.

    Edge will be the default browser, by default. But IE is still there, it's just hidden away in the start menu.
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