can i run localhost in virtual machines if i enabled it in windows

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if i enable local host  on my main windows OS, then will I be able to use the same in virtual machine on kali Linux speciallly? if yes,  then how to do it & if no then, how to enable it in virtual machine on kali Linux?

May 26, 2020 in Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking by Soujanya
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edited May 26, 2020 by Soujanya 1,514 views

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Hi, @Soujanya,

Windows has its "own" localhost, so you have to "help" it find Ubuntu's one.

In your virtual machine, go to this IP and it should work. You can edit the Windows host file to make the localhost point to that IP so you don't have to remember it.

In: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add: localhost
answered May 26, 2020 by Gitika
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