This is a quote from Blackbolt's explanation of the loopback adapter.....

"The loopback (127.0.0.1) is a component of your Computers OS, your NIC card and its Network Protocols and it also allows you to "Ping" your own Computer or other Computers on your own Network ... it's basically just allowing your own Computer or (Local Host) to talk to itself or to allow you to do other things if your really Cyber Savvy ...

If you're really aware and notice, the new ZA 6.0 lists a lot of Program, Apps and/or Objects you've never seen before in previous version of ZA... they've always been there, it's just detected and listed by ZA 6.0 Now ...

There are a lot of Programs and Apps out there that will allow you to see these Protocol Statistics and TCP/IP Network Connections easily by just clicking on an icon such as TCPView by Sysinternals ...

click
> http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/TcpView.html

... but your Computer has it's own way of displaying this info and it's called Netstat ... it's just a lil' more work to get at, that's all ...

Go to Start > Run ... now type in cmd > OK... you will now see a Black "Command Prompt Screen" at the blinking cursor type in, netstat /all with a space between netstat and all ... now you'll see a Index of Nestat Prompts that you can display ... if you type in again at the blinking cursor netstat -an you'll see a list of Active Connections with Addresses and Ports listed on your System that are connected or just listening ... experiment and get familiar with these commands if you choose or are curious, it's pretty safe ..."