Subject: Re: Okay, what's out of sync now?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: maximum entropy <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/1997 19:55:18
>From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I've just discovered that lo0 isn't getting configured on my
>very -current system. Symptom: telnet localhost connects me
>to another nearby machine. (!!!!!)
>I can ifconfig lo0 127.0.0.1 and all becomes normal.
I am not experiencing this on very current i386 or pmax systems.
Only thing I can think of is...make sure your /etc is reasonably
current (some networking changes in /etc went through about a month
ago, and /etc is never automatically upgraded) and make sure your
/etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf are sane.
Make sure /etc/netstart has these lines:
# set the address for the loopback interface
ifconfig lo0 inet localhost
# use loopback, not the wire
route add $hostname localhost
Also make sure netstart isn't crashing out early on and preventing
that part of the script from executing.
entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.