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127.0.0.1 loopback/ping question

If the NIC is bad on a workstation, can I still ping the loopback 127.0.0.1 ?

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Re: 127.0.0.1 loopback/ping question

Hi for pinging to loopback adaptor(127.0.0.1) on a workstation you do not have to have NIC card present in your workstation.

Only thing is you TCP/IP protocol stack should be installed, configured and working.

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Re: 127.0.0.1 loopback/ping question

Loopback address is a special IP number ( usually 127.0.0.1) from the 127.0.0.0 network, that is designated for the software loopback interface of a machine. The loopback interface has no hardware associated with it, and it is not physically connected to a network.

The loopback interface allows you to test TCP/IP stack without worrying about broken or corrupted drivers or hardware.

hope that helps.

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