[RndTbl] no routing entry for loopback

Dan Martin ummar143 at cc.umanitoba.ca
Wed Nov 23 10:21:43 CST 2005

I have installed Fedora Core 4 on my firewall machine.  My networked 
machines can browse the web, but I cannot access the loopback device, 
eg, for SWAT configuration.

ifconfig lo
shows the loopback interface to be UP and RUNNING at inet addr

ping localhost
results in 100% packet loss

The routing tables do not show a loopback entry, and if I try to add one 
I get errors.

Can anyone tell me what's going on?


Dr. Dan Martin, MD, CCFP, BSc, BCSc (Hon)

GP Hospital Practitioner
Computer Science grad student
ummar143 at cc.umanitoba.ca
(204) 831-1746
answering machine always on

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