Upstart problem - apache, ssh daemon not running

Luis Paulo luis.barbas at
Fri Apr 2 15:40:51 UTC 2010

Great shot, Marius.

I would never thought of a non woking loopback, but it surely fits the

I did a few experiences here.
if I remove auto lo from /etc/network/interfaces I get

> ifconfig
no lo is listed

> ping
no response

WTF, never - reallly - thought of it :) And I edit the file often to set my
bridges (VM's)

Hope that solves Carsten's problem

> > The contents of /etc/network/interfaces might be interesting.  Is
> > loopback configured correctly?
> >
> I don't know what this file is supposed to contain by default.
> Mine only contains these two lines:
> # Used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8). See the interfaces(5) manpage or
> # /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples for more information.
> ~
> I *think* (but may be wrong) that it shouldn't matter because loopback
> should be configured by default (anyway, loopback works - only the
> services don't get started).
> At all rates, right or wrong, I haven't edited this file by hand.
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