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myklmar 02-12-2011 03:11 PM

authentication required
 
Using Ubuntu 10.04.
Whenever I run Firefox I get a pop up requesting authorisation.
It says

'a user name and password are being requested by http://localhost:51675. The site says "server"

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/...d68f0f6138.jpg


I have tried all passwords I know and nothing is accepted. If I click 'cancel' it disappears but re-appears after about 5 minutes. This whole 'experience' is accompanied by a great deal of hard disc activity.

Can anyone help with this?

eSelix 02-12-2011 03:57 PM

Change your home page in Firefox to avoid this message. But the problem is why you even do not known that you have installed web server on your PC? "localhost" means your own computer. If you want to known which application is responsible for that enter into console:
Code:

sudo netstat -npl --inet | grep ':80'


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