Re: no typo: cannot ping ?

Herbert Rosmanith (
Sat, 7 Sep 1996 02:01:05 +0200 (MET DST)

> 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,

no. on a different machine, also 2.0.17, I just "route del loopback;
route add -host localhost dev lo;ping localhost" -> succeeds...

usually, there's no problem with that, but I think the routing tables
can get screwed occasinally ...