troubleshooting network settings

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Wed Jun 7 16:49:02 UTC 2006

Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:

>>>> Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:
>>>>> I am running freeBSD v6.0 security on a home network behind an 
>>>>> adsl router.
>>>>> I cannot connect to localhost from a browser (apache is running!)
>>>>> I cannot connect to localhost port 22 (KPackage tries to use ssh)
> On 29/05/2006, at 11:37 PM, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> Hmm, is that all?  Unusual; I'd think the loopback _should_ be set
>> up correctly.
>> `ifconfig lo0 inet netmask`  ??
>> If that fixes it, then we have to figure out *why* it's not being
>> doing automatically.  Problem during init/rc, most likely ... weird.
> I've not had time to address this problem for a week. Going through 
> all the advice again I found that this advice is good. That fixes the 
> problem. Any pointers on getting it done automatically?

What does /etc/rc.conf show for lo0 related things?  (And just to check 
your defaults as well...)

egrep lo0 /etc/rc.conf /etc/defaults/*

Mine shows:

/etc/defaults/rc.conf:ifconfig_lo0="inet"     # default 
loopback device configuration.


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