ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
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Thu Jan 18 17:08:35 UTC 2007
Let me preface this mail by saying: I'm an idiot.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, you don't have to say it!
I have a piece of networking equipment that does not have a "factory
defaults" button on it. it has to be RMA'd and returned to the
manufacturer if you can't remember login credentials (forgot
I was assigning the unit an IP address of 172.20.1.x but I typod it.
127.20.1.x and as you can guess, I can't connect to the unit from any
other device now. 127.x is loopback.
I have tried assigning a 127.20.1.x address to an ethernet interface in a
FreeBSD box, and removinging the 127.0.0.1/8 on localhost. I've also
gone into the routing table, and removed all traces of routes for 127.x
and finally, *tried* creating a route for 127.20.1.x to go out the
ethernet interface (link #2)
The problem with everything above is: no matter what ip/subnet
combination I use, I get a message (when adding the route) that the
network is unreachable. Then, when I try to ping the device from the
fbsd box, I get "ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address"
My question is: Is it possible in any way, to change the 127 routing to
pass out my ethernet card long enough to re-ip this device? I haven't yet
come up with a decent solution.
Thanks for any thoughts,
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