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Hi all...

Today I was tweaking an Ultra-5 and made a slight
boo-boo...I put the wrong IP address in /etc/defaultrouter.
That is, it should have been, say, 1.1.41.84, but I
entered 1.1.36.84. Right, blah blah...But what alerted
me that there was something wrong was that I couldn't
contact the thing, i.e. telnet *to* it, until the wrong
was wrighted. I don't get it. Why should this be so?

Regards,

Noel N.



 Mon, 08 Sep 2003 22:00:57 GMT   
 /etc/defaultrouter
Maybe you shd try to unplumb he network interface and try to establish it
again using command ifconfig

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 Mon, 08 Sep 2003 23:26:56 GMT   
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Because telnet requires a 2-way connection; the Ultra-5 needs to know
where to send reply packets to.

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 Mon, 08 Sep 2003 23:40:34 GMT   
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Of course. Silly me...



 Tue, 09 Sep 2003 00:06:16 GMT   
 /etc/defaultrouter
Noel Nihill <Noel_Nih...@email.mot.com> decreed thus:

: Today I was tweaking an Ultra-5 and made a slight
: boo-boo...I put the wrong IP address in /etc/defaultrouter.
: That is, it should have been, say, 1.1.41.84, but I
: entered 1.1.36.84. Right, blah blah...But what alerted
: me that there was something wrong was that I couldn't
: contact the thing, i.e. telnet *to* it, until the wrong
: was wrighted. I don't get it. Why should this be so?

You probably were telnetting to it just fine, but with the erroneous
/etc/defaultrouter, the Ultra-5 didn't know where to send the
output packets.  Assuming the router is between you and the Ultra-5,
anyway.

...

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 Wed, 10 Sep 2003 11:26:45 GMT   
 
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