Connecting to a Windows server process from WSL

Monday, January 23, 2023

No big revelation here, just writing this as a reminder to myself next time I try curl localhost from WSL and it doesn't work:

  1. Don't use localhost or Use your machine IP. But you shouldn't even need to figure this out. Using your-computer-name>.local should work (eg curl Joshs-PC.local. Even better: curl $(hostname).local.
  2. Make sure your server is listening on, not

Source: this excellent StackOverflow answer.

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