Bringing up the loopback interface RTNETLINK answers: File exists

Andrew Benton andy at benton987.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Apr 10 15:51:29 PDT 2005


Andrew Benton wrote:
> the boot scripts try to bring up the loopback interface, it says
> RTNETLINK answers: File exists
Well changing the order of those commands made the problem go away. No more ugly red 
Fail. With them this way round

ip addr add 127.0.0.1/8 label lo dev lo
ip link set lo up

I now get a nice pretty screen full of green OK's



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