Serial console default CF image



  • Why the CF version won't setup a default IP?.It's not really a good idea when you need to reload a complete system and you need a serial cable just to setup an IP on your firewall.Why not set the first Interface LAN with 192.168.1.1 by default.


  • LAYER 8 Moderator

    Up until now, every CF image I downloaded and wrote to the card already had exactly the mentioned IP set as default on the first interface (sis0), which was configured as LAN, sis1 configured as WAN. :) So would you mind to tell us which version and which image your are relaying on? ???



  • @vkeven:

    Why the CF version won't setup a default IP?.It's not really a good idea when you need to reload a complete system and you need a serial cable just to setup an IP on your firewall.Why not set the first Interface LAN with 192.168.1.1 by default.

    What system is this on?  Both WRAP and Soekris platforms work fine.  For non-sis(4) chipset machines, I can see this being a complaint - but how hard is it to use a serial cable anyway?  It's SOP for working on machines with a serial console, just like video and keyboard are SOP for non-serial based platforms.

    –Bill



  • Btw, I prefer a serial cable over a monitor and kayboard. It's cheaper  ;)


  • LAYER 8 Moderator

    Both WRAP and Soekris platforms work fine.

    Confirmed here on both Soekris platforms (4801/4501).

    Btw, I prefer a serial cable over a monitor and kayboard. It's cheaper!

    I can only agree to that. And it needs less space ;)


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