Eric on 30 Aug 2009 21:10:35 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] network fixer hat

Gordon Dexter wrote:
> Eric wrote:
>> Once again I'm called on to wear my "network fixer" hat... but this time it's in
>> my own office!
>> I use an internal IP range in my home/office.  Unfortunately, most
>> devices that I'm going to add to the network to configure (wireless routers,
>> NAS, etc) have 192.168.[0|1].0/24 addresses.  When I plug in the new device and
>> try to access it via http or tftp from my Linux workstation - I get nothing.  Is
>> that because any request outside the range falls through the
>> routing table to "default" and then gets sent to the gateway - which drops it as
>> non-routable?
>> Thanks,
>> Eric
> Wait a second, why on earth would a NAS device make any assumptions 
> about the network it's being plugged into?  I'd consider that stupid and 
> broken.  That might be ok for a wireless router perhaps--it's a safe 
> assumption that it's the only router on the network in all but the most 
> exotic circumstances (namely yours), but who on earth would make a NAS 
> that gives itself a static IP on first boot instead of using DHCP?

Actually, it's used - the previous owner fixed it's IP at  I found
it at after I reset it but the documentation I've found so far is
pretty weak.  My DHCP would have put it at 10.10.10.x so I don't know what it's
problem is yet.

#  Eric Lucas
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