RE: Network down, reboot fixes, update
> From: Carl Fink [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 6:38 PM
> The problem was solved by issuing
> ifconfig lo 127.0.0.1
> Shouldn't that happen automatically?
If anyone of the following isn't right, it won't be automagic.
The loopback is typically configured in /etc/network/interfaces:
# The loopback interface
iface lo inet loopback
This is the config file for the ifup/ifdown utilities.
Typically, `ifup -a` would be called at boot time to bring the interfaces
/etc/rcS.d/S40networking is a link to /etc/init.d/networking on my system.
/etc/init.d/networking must be executeable.