ping: sendto: Can't assign requested address
don.munyak at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 04:58:55 UTC 2007
On 1/18/07, Questions <questions at totaldiver.net> wrote:
> 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
> username,pass/IP, etc)
> 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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What's the piece of equipment?
Is there a serial(comm) port ?
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