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Re: the marriage of wireless and wireful (solution)

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Paul Phillips wrote:

> [The printer network hardware -- it's an HP JetDirect 170x]
>      IP =
> netmask =
> gateway =

Yes.  Those of you who pointed out the netmask is not only wrong, it's the
whole problem, were correct.

How, in a setup of some moderate complexity, might one have an obviously
wrong netmask and not notice, you might ask? It's the old classic.  I
logged into the printer to make another change (fixing the gateway IP) and
like a genius decided to make two changes at once, just to see what would
happen.  I guess "these emails" were what would happen.

In repentance I'm going to go... um... hack.  Thanks all.

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