Well, on a whim I decided to give it one more try and check the basics. When I ran ifconfig again, I noticed that a new IP address had shown up: 192.168.3.127! Either I totally missed it the first time, or something changed since I first checked it. In any case, one can't argue with results!
127.0.0.1 and localhost are special cases.
They are used to test network connectivity locally from the same machine.
If your Pi uses dhcp to obtain a network adress, it's very well possible it will get another one after a reboot.
Most routers have an option to provide an ip adress based upon the MAC adress of the adapter requesting the adress. This fixes previous problems.
Thanks! It's nice to learn of an explanation. While one can't argue with results, it still amkes a fella wonder...
I just got my Raspberry Pi (first time using linux) and I'm starting with trying to access an html page. I've created a file called "dogdoor.html" in my /var/www folder that just says:
"<HTML><BODY>The door is closed</BODY></HTML>"
I can see it perfectly when accessing it from http://localhost/doogdoor.html
I used ifconfig to check the IP address of 127.0.0.1, however when I try to access 127.0.0.1/dogdoor.html I get a connection error message. I also cannot see the index page when just pointing to 127.0.0.1.
When I ping 127.0.0.1 everything comes back just fine.
Am I missing something here? I've spent hours looking around on posts and trying things without any success.