man, what a war story :-(
Wait until you get to see his setup :). War and peace  I quote, he
might need a pace maker, which all might end up in one piece in the
So you might have run into problems with routing related to lo and eth0.
You got me very much interested in being a test rabbit (or how is it
again in English?)
Doh! Do I feel stupid now. I should spend less time studying the kernel,
beer and women and more time studying English I guess.
Roberto Nibali, ratz