I installed loopback networking. emacs now starts up much more quickly,
lpd requires it and various small matters like that. One of the things I
use it for it to nfs mount binraies, libraries etc for the anon ftp stuff
read-only. I *do* intend to get a connection sometime though; hence I am
attempting to set the system up so only minor changes are needed when I
do get a connection.
If you do not have a valid IP address and are not going to get one I
might I suggest you use one of ones allocated for local use? You can
use 10.x.x.x and 192.168.x.x at least. These addresses will not confuse
BTW most IP providers will assign you an address either statically or
dynamically. They will almost certainly have some of the address space
allocated to them to use as they see fit.
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