NGINX not binding to localhost:80 only

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Thu Dec 20 21:10:57 UTC 2012

On 20 December 2012 20:41, Bill Culp <bill.culp at> wrote:
> Ive had this issue with tomcat apache in the past and always fixed it by specifying localhost as part of the listen directive - not working with NGINX on OS X.
> NGINX is responding to - but localhost it just drops the connection (its not refusing the connection, just dropping it)…
> Is there a way to fix this I have tried listen *:80, listen localhost:80  and still I cant reach it through the browser using localhost.
> localhost is resolvable with ping and has its entry in the hosts file.

Posting your configuration would probably help people diagnose your
issue more easily ...


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