Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sat Feb 9 15:55:40 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
>     In Red Hat there is a special Internet system based on the 
> ip numbers and it was defined in /etc/host.conf as I recall.

Not sure where you got that IP from. localhost is normally the loop-back 
address (with IPv4 at least).


>     I tried to apt-get install squid and it could not find the 
> localhost. Where does Ubuntu put localhost?

localhost is fine here.

chris ~ > ping localhost
PING localhost ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.044 ms
64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.039 ms


What exactly is your problem ? Post the actually errors you get.


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