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Date:      Sun, 1 Oct 2006 04:23:56 +0200 (CEST)
From:      "P.U.Kruppa" <ulrich@pukruppa.net>
To:        Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org, Laurence Sanford <lauasanf@wilderness.homeip.net>
Subject:   Re: Can't ping localhost?
Message-ID:  <20061001042415.D4236@pukruppa.net>
In-Reply-To: <451E74C8.6070702@mac.com>
References:  <451DCFD4.3070408@wilderness.homeip.net> <451E74C8.6070702@mac.com>

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On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> 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"...?
I think this entry should live in /etc/defaults/rc.conf

ifconfig_lo0="inet 127.0.0.1"   # default loopback device
 				# configuration.

Regards,

Uli

>
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> -Chuck
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Peter Ulrich Kruppa
Wuppertal
Germany




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