Bringing up the loopback interface RTNETLINK answers: File exists

Andrew Benton andy at
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 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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