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, 188.8.131.52, but I
: entered 184.108.40.206. 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,