"127.1" works, but "localhost" does not!

"127.1" works, but "localhost" does not!

Post by Joel M. Hoffm » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Every so often, while running PPP, I come across a problem where net
access virtually grinds to a stop (many minutes for a "ping"),
minute-long seconds delays in incoming text via telnet, etc.

I noticed that when this happens "telnet localhost" does't go through,
but "telnet 127.1" works fine.  What's going on?  Is this a DNS
problem at my ISP?  Is something wrong with my configuration?  Where
should I check for more information?

While this problem is common, I cannot repeat it systematically.  It
pops up only when I least expect it.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks.

-Joel

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