Re: the marriage of wireless and wireful (solution)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: the marriage of wireless and wireful (solution)
- From: Paul Phillips <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 05:46:51 +0000 (GMT)
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On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Paul Phillips wrote:
> [The printer network hardware -- it's an HP JetDirect 170x]
> IP = 192.168.0.250
> netmask = 255.255.0.0
> gateway = 192.168.0.1
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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