I think that we are missing the route to lo in ROUTES section of /etc/rc.conf. lo was mensioned only in the INTERFACES section. So, after editing, my ROUTES section looks like this:
# # Routes to start at boot-up (in this order) # Declare each route then list in ROUTES # (prefix a route in ROUTES with a ! to disable it) # gateway="default gw 192.168.0.9" loopback="-host 127.0.0.1 lo" # this was missing ROUTES=(!gateway loopback)
I hope it helps
btw: It's by no means necesary. You should not have any problems as long as loopback interface is up.