On Wed, 12 Sep 2007 15:33:24 +0000
Pollywog <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> in my hosts file, I have a line that looks like this:
> ::1                    localhost localhost.mydomain.com
> Is this line for IPv6 or is there some other reason for its
> presence?  It causes occasional problems, so I commented it out and I
> kept a similar line that points to

::1 is the IPv6 address for localhost  IPv6 address often
contain a long run of zeroes, so :: an abbreviation for this.
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