Potential apologies - I just tested this idea and the gumstix won't
bring up the USB network interface without a netmask.
ifup: Don't seem to have all the variables for usb0/inet
So apparently it does NOT default to any netmask for the network class
(I'm on build 1136).
This seems like bad behavior to me and perhaps the busybox ifupdown.c
should handle this gracefully with default netmasks.
Michael D. Black
From: Black, Michael=20
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:11 AM
To: 'General mailing list for gumstix users.'
Subject: RE: [Gumstix-users] Trouble with netstix and lan connection
Forget all the hardware - I assume your network is subnetted?
You didn't say what the address/netmask was.
Just change the netmask on your computer to the default B/C class
netmask. That's what the gumstix will default to if no netmask was set.
255.255.0.0 (Class B) or 255.255.255.0 (Class C) depending on your
If that's all you messed up on your gumstix this should allow you to
Michael D. Black
[mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Luke
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 12:29 AM
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Trouble with netstix and lan connection
Dave Hylands wrote:=20
On 10/25/06, Luke Smith <luke.r.smith@...>
I have a new netstix computer that I have managed to make
from my lan. I edited the interfaces file to make the netstix ip
static and forgot to include the netmask setting. Now when I try
connect to the netstix via ssh from either my WinXP or Linux I
'unreachable host' errors. Is there a way to reset the netstix
factory defaults (a reset button for example) or another way to
problem short of sending the unit back for a re-flash?
Do you have a netMMC? If so then you can probably recover it using the
Do you have a daughtercard with a serial port? If so you can just
login and edit the interfaces file to get things back to what they're
supposed to be.
I have one of the netstix computers. It has a motherboard and a daughter
board and comes in a case. The motherboard has an ethernet cable socket.
The daughter board has a CF slot. There are no other external
connections (other than the power socket) and it doesn't look as if
anything else will fit in the case.
On all the network appliances I have (routers, access points) there is a
reset button that will recover the appliance to its factory settings.
I'm hoping for something like that on the netstix.
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