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Bug 134371 - no loopback from output of route
no loopback from output of route
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Miller
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-10-01 14:45 EDT by George
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 17:11:18 EDT
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Description George 2004-10-01 14:45:27 EDT
Description of problem:

 	 no route to on kernel 2.4.21-20.EL

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

EL3 U3
How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. The output of route displays,
# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref   
Use Iface        *        U     0      0       
0 eth0     *          U     0      0       
0 eth0
default         fw.awids         UG    0      0       
0 eth0

There is no route to or device lo.

Actual results:
There is no route to or device lo.

Expected results:
show sth like,       *            U     0      0        0 lo

Additional info:
Is this a new change or something wrong?
Comment 1 David Miller 2004-10-04 17:11:18 EDT
The loopback device need not have a route, therefore
we do not create one.  It has been this way for a long

You can add explicit routes for the loopback device but
this is quite pointless.

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