[OpenAFS] v1.3.6200 on windows fails to start

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Thu, 01 Apr 2004 19:29:12 -0500

How brain-damaged!

Oh well, it's windows.. what should I expect?  a sane OS?


And people VOLUNTARILY run this software?


Rodney M Dyer <rmdyer@uncc.edu> writes:

> All,
> At 06:56 PM 4/1/2004, Derek Atkins wrote:
>>Why don't you just suggest
> You can't use that address on a Windows box.  The address is
> a built in loopback address built in to the TCP/IP stack.  This
> loopback address exists even without the MS Loopback virtual network
> adapter installed.
> When configuring the MS Loopback virtual network adapter you must
> remember the following on Windows...
> 1.  Windows already provides the TCP/IP loopback address
> 2.  The MS loopback virtual network adapter will automatically be
> provided the following by Windows routing...
>       a.  TCP/IP broadcast resolution.
>       b.  Loopback resolution
>       c.  Network broadcast resolution.
>       d.  Multicast resolution.
> In this case your subnet mask must always allow for at least 4
> addresses.  Eg, the rightmost two bits of the mask must always be zero.
> 3.  You may also be running some local applications that the loopback
> adapter will interfere with if you set an address that is outside your
> network.  At our site for example, several of our applications are
> licensed.  The license code built in to those applications must think
> they are on the proper subnet.  Some of the applications looked at the
> loopback address instead of the real network card.  In that case the
> software didn't run.  We had to use a loopback address that was within
> our own subnet.
> Rodney

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