Fedora 12 and Privoxy

Jason Turning jturning at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 10 19:25:23 UTC 2010

Tim wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 09:09 -0700, Jason Turning wrote:
>> It's on for runlevels 2 thru 5, but on boot up it fails with the
>> following message from the Privoxy logfile:
>> Jul 08 09:02:21.415 7f27343cd700 Fatal error: can't bind to The hostname is not resolvable
>> So I'm guessing the network isn't up yet and it fails to load. I think
>> I read where Fedora 12 is trying to load things simultaneously and
>> perhaps the network isn't enabled when it tries to load?
> I wouldn't have thought that for  That should be up even if
> your other interfaces aren't.  What's in your /etc/hosts file?

Nothing wrong with my hosts file. But I did find a work around from the Ubuntu
bug tracker where their users were having the same problem. One part was to
change the instance of "listen address localhost:8118" in the Privoxy config
file to "listen address" which was already done in the Fedora
Privoxy config file. The other part was to disable IPV6 by placing this in the

net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1

Now Privoxy loads fine on bootup. There was an IPV6 work around, but that
caused some issues with some older programs. The Ubuntu bug was confirmed, low
priority and still unassigned.


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