I've been trying to do this and the real server loses all contact with this outside world.
In fact, the server won't respond to any requests after I add such a loopback alias.
Any one else here having the same issue?
Originally Posted by tate_harmann
That was the problem. I just did:
ifconfig lo:0 192.168.200.79 255.255.255.255
to add the alias, and the server started accepting requests.