Unable to Ftp (or Telnet) To Other Servers Or To Localhost Fails with unknown host or service name not available depending on connection method used. (Doc ID 1937664.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Customer is unable to ( ftp or telnet ) to other servers or to the server itself using localhost.
ftp localhost localhost: unknown host or invalid literal address telnet localhost localhost: service name not available for the specified socket type

Cause

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