IPv4 loopback address is missing, why?

Dominique Goncalves dominique.goncalves at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 20:41:21 UTC 2008


On Feb 16, 2008 6:41 PM, Andrew Falanga <af300wsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> HI,
> On my father's computer there isn't an IPv4 loopback address being assigned to
> the lo0 interface.  What would cause this?  I've looked at his configs and
> they're the same as on my system (obviously something is different, but I
> don't know what).  I see in his /etc/defaults/rc.conf the "ifconfig_lo0" line
> is *NOT* commented out or otherwise altered and his file looks the same as
> mine (at least on this point, I haven't contrasted the two entirely).
> So, why would his system not be configuring an IPv4 loopback address?  After
> bootup, I can add the address manually using ifconfig.

Do you have
network_interfaces="something" in your /etc/rc.conf ?
If so you need also to add lo0.

Hope this helps

> Andy
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