[ubuntu-za] localhost - unable to access

Robert Holm robhh at absamail.co.za
Wed Apr 11 10:13:56 BST 2007

Something went wrong when I sent my reply. Here it is again.

On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 22:43 +0100, Robert Schumann wrote:
> Robert Holm wrote:
> > Since installing Feisty beta I am unable to access localhost.

> This sounds a little like your networking (or part of it) is just not on 
> for some reason. Try "ifconfig lo" and "ifconfig", to see what 
> interfaces are available - and post the results here. Silly question: 
> you have restarted since upgrading, have you?
These return the following:
rob at ubuntu:~$ ifconfig lo
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          LOOPBACK  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

rob at ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
rob at ubuntu:~$ 

As you can see, is not listed. If I do the same thing in Edgy,
it is shown.
> If there's no confidential information in your 
> /etc/networking/interfaces, it would help if you told us what's in that 
> file.
File contents as follows:
/etc/network/interfaces contains the following:

iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

iface ppp0 inet ppp
provider ppp0

iface ppp0 inet ppp
	provider myisp

auto ppp0

The file in Edgy , which works fine, is identical except that it does
not have the last three lines.
> ?
> Since I haven't yet offered any useful fixing advice, and you appear to 
> have internet access, I'll point you to a page G**gle told me about, to 
> do with troubleshooting network problems:
> http://www.lesbell.com.au/Home.nsf/b8ec57204f60dfcb4a2568c60014ed0f/ac6983ac71a95aebca256f3800170b4f?OpenDocument
I had investigated several pages on Google, but didn't find anything
relevant. Have had a look at the page you suggested, but this appears to
be about difficulties with the browser accessing the outside world, and
I don't have a problem with that.

Just by the way, please edify me on the use of * *, apparently in place
of " ".


Robert H

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