I have setup a new MacBook Pro retina, things were going well but now I cannot access localhost.
$ ping localhost ping: cannot resolve localhost: Unknown host
My /etc/hosts file is fine, or at least untouched.
I have tried flushing the DNS cache, and
dig localhost spits out
; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> localhost ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 50562 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;localhost. IN A ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: . 1551 IN SOA a.root-servers.net. nstld.verisign-grs.com. 2013030800 1800 900 604800 86400 ;; Query time: 31 msec ;; SERVER: 22.214.171.124#53(126.96.36.199) ;; WHEN: Fri Mar 8 14:53:09 2013 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 102
I am at a loss what to try next! I have even run OnyX to clean all cache etc...