L' Eomot Inversé (11/7/2011)
Koen Verbeeck (11/6/2011)
TCP/IP needs a network adaptor. Isn't that hardware as well? 😛
It was last time I looked.
But how about local loopback connections (TCIP to 127.0.0.1:1443)? They used to require an adapter (although whether they actually used it depended on whether the platform software provided software loopback or required an adaptor that would perform loopback) but I'm not sure they do today.
Well, yesterday evening I gave a workshop on SharePoint BI. I didn't have an internet connection (my company has quite a strict WiFi and I can't access it from a virtual machine), and the cabled internet connection plug was too far away. But that shouldn't matter, as everything was on my local machine (SharePoint Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and SQL Server itself). But still, Excel didn't want to publish anything to SharePoint because "there wasn't an internet connection". Luckily, one of the attendees shared his WiFi through his smartphone with me, so I could publish. To localhost. 🙂