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Date:      Sat, 30 Sep 2006 09:44:40 -0400
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Laurence Sanford <lauasanf@wilderness.homeip.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Can't ping localhost?
Message-ID:  <451E74C8.6070702@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <451DCFD4.3070408@wilderness.homeip.net>
References:  <451DCFD4.3070408@wilderness.homeip.net>

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Laurence Sanford wrote:
> Anyone got any ideas on this?
> 
> lauasanf@colossus(~)$ ping 127.0.0.1
> PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes
> ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
> ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
> ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
> ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
> ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
> ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
> ^C
> --- 127.0.0.1 ping statistics ---
> 6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
> 
> 
> lauasanf@colossus(~)$ ifconfig lo0
> lo0: flags=8008<LOOPBACK,MULTICAST> mtu 16384

If there isn't an "inet 127.0.0.1" entry following, the loopback isn't 
properly configured.  Perhaps you have a "network_interfaces" entry listed in 
/etc/rc.conf which does not mention "lo0"...?

-- 
-Chuck



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