no typo: cannot ping ?

Andrew C. Esh (
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 12:55:20 -0500

>>>>> "Herbert" == Herbert Rosmanith <> writes:

Herbert> hi,

Herbert> this time, no typo. can anyone explain why I cannot even
Herbert> ping loopback ?

Herbert> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Herbert> bootes:/root # ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet
Herbert> addr: Bcast: Mask: UP
Herbert> packets:297 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 TX packets:297
Herbert> errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0

Herbert> bootes:/root # route -n Kernel IP routing table
Herbert> Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
Herbert> UH 0 0 0 lo

Of course. You have no 127 *network* address. A host route still must
find a network to send the packets to. If you had a net
route set, you'd be able to ping. The host route would be superfluous,
as well.

Andrew C. Esh
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