Ok, let me try the items that you indicated. I edited my /etc/hosts file to read:
my /etc/resolv.conf reads:
126.96.36.199 buckyspalace.net buckyspalace
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
My ServerName is buckyspalace.net, the DocumentRoot is /var/www (seems to be fairly standard), and a listen port of 80.
# generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!
I omitted my router ip. the information is public information, but there is no use to advertise for those who do not know how to get it. I get your point though...
After changing my /etc/hosts file to what you recommended, I restarted my box. My server still times out on http://localhost/.