I noticed the presence of the network interface “Io”. Has it always been present? I cannot remember that it was there before. I am also a bit curious where it is used for. Does somebody know that?
I didn’t install any new apps. My freedombox version is 23.19 on a RaspberryPi 4
lo interface is the loopback interface.
EDIT: Added another resource link. Answered questions in original post. EDIT 2: Added quote style to OP’s question. Rephrased my introduction.
I believe it is present in most, if not all, UNIX-like operating systems.
Please read the resources below.
In computer networking, localhost is a hostname that refers to the current computer used to access it. The name localhost is reserved for loopback purposes.
It is used to access the network services that are running on the host via the loopback network interface. Using the loopback interface bypasses any local network interface hardware.
The local loopback mechanism may be used to run a network service on a host without requiring a physical network interface, or without making the service acce...
Thanks for the answer. Sorry, I thought I reacted but apparently not.
I know the localhost ip-adress, I have seen it in localhost software. I have never seen it in a list like this and I didn’t recall specifically enabling it. That confused me. But thanks for answering, it is clear now.