localhost

Graham Todd grahamtodd2 at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 8 07:37:08 UTC 2010


On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:16:26 -0500
Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> uttered these words:

> Check output of ifconfig, make certain that device lo is present.  It
> should look something like this:
> 
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>           RX packets:15795 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:15795 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:1226425 (1.1 MB)  TX bytes:1226425 (1.1 MB)
> 
> 
> 
> Then check your /etc/hosts file, it needs to have an alias for
> localhost that points to IP address 127.0.0.1

Another thing the OP might try is to check that Privoxy is installed
and running.  I don't know if its the same for other proxies but its a
matter which I've taken up with the developers of Privoxy.

Starting with Ubuntu 9.10 ("Karmic"), each time I start or reboot my PC
(a ShuttleX) I have to manually restart Privoxy like this:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy start

Hope this is a pointer to what might be going wrong.....

-- 
Graham Todd







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