telnet on local LAN question
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Fri Aug 19 07:02:15 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 07:33 +0200, Andre Speelmans wrote:
> only listening on 127.0.0.1. This is only a local interface. You
> will find it on every machine (not just Linux, also Windows). It is an
> IP that allows the machine to talk to itself and can not be reached by
> any other machine. (For some more fun: everything in 127.x.y.z is the
> local machine, even if an ifconfig won't list them.)
Otherwise known as the local loopback...
It's the computer's way of saying "myself."
[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
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