Konqueror can't connect to http://localhost/ if eth0 down

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Wed May 16 22:18:44 BST 2007

On Wed May 16 2007 8:48:00 am Derek Broughton wrote:
> Does anybody have a clue what the mechanism is that prevents Konqueror
> finding _any_ website if there's no active network connection?
> The 'lo' interface is up:
> # ifconfig lo
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:  Mask:
>           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>           RX packets:14598707 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:14598707 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:2044771500 (1.9 GiB)  TX bytes:2044771500 (1.9 GiB)
> Both Firefox and telnet will happily connect to my local web server on
> localhost:80, yet konqueror says:
> "Could not connect to host http://localhost/."
> I _do_ need to be testing this stuff on Firefox, but I'd far rather use it
> only as a final check - firefox is too much of a resource pig to want to
> run it all the time.
> --
> derek

This bug may be what you are seeing:
There is a workaround for it mentioned.
I remember a couple of folks talking about it in #kubuntu-devel, but nothing 
further than the suggested fix.

Clay Weber

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