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Hello I was trying to start the nfs service on my pc with the 'lo' interface turned off. It show me some kind of error. When I learned nfs I ...
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    NFS dependent on 'lo' interface


    Hello
    I was trying to start the nfs service on my pc with the 'lo' interface turned off. It show me some kind of error. When I learned nfs I didn't ever heard of it being dependent on "lo" interface. What is actually happening , my eth0 is up and working fine.
    Only if I could understand the man pages
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    The 'lo' interface is the localhost. You never want to disable that as many services use it to talk to the local system via a known address (127.0.0.1). I don't know the internals of NFS well enough to know why it needs it, but I am not surprised that it does.
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