Forum OpenACS Q&A: Can't access AOLserver through eth0 on localhost

RH 6.2 (2.2.18) AOLserver 3.2ad12.

I have a LAN at home that consists of a web server ( and a workstation ( Access to the internet is made through a masquerading firewall with the LAN interface address Both hosts on the LAN can reach the internet, so that's cool. Before I deal with any necessary port forwarding, I figured I should get things working to the degree that I could connect to AOLserver from any host on the LAN, but I can't! The hostname of the web server box is "" and when AS is configured to listen on port 80 it works as expected, but when it's configured as below, it won't. Not even from the web server host itself.
set hostname
set address

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 looks like this:


/etc/resolv.conf looks like this:

Thankful for any help,
I think you need either a DNS server for or entries in HOSTS for pointing to on each machine.
My /etc/hosts: 	 localhost
It seems OK to me.

I might add to the story that I *am* able to ping the hostname and IP of the web server box. I've also got a primary DNS running but still have to bring to life a secondary...

I want to thank Walter McGinnis who gave the answer to this one in another thread:
I just have to set the hostname to the ip-address as below:
set hostname
set address
Now I can reach my web server internally from any machine on my LAN😊
Thank you very much Walter!