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Paul Tan

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Sep 15, 2003, 11:01:33 AM9/15/03
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me on this one.

I have this Sun system which I somehow do not have keyboard or mouse, or
display access to. But I do have a crossed cable connection from my PC to
the system. Is there any way that I could detect what IP settings is the
system using (gateway, subnet, ip, etc) the crossed cable connection?
Thanks! :)

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Eddie

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Sep 16, 2003, 3:04:20 PM9/16/03
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When the other machine was Solaris, too, you could snoop the network for
ARP/RARP messages. Don't know what can be used on a PC, but I'd look for a
util doing the same as snoop, then power the Sun on and wait for ARP/RARP
messages.....
But why not connect a null-modem cable to SerialA port (9600 baud).....??

Regards,
Eddie

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Paul Tan

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Sep 16, 2003, 5:07:19 PM9/16/03
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Considering that too, just that I haven't gone out to buy it yet :)

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Jon Maiman

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Sep 16, 2003, 6:32:24 PM9/16/03
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Eddie wrote:
> When the other machine was Solaris, too, you could snoop the network for
> ARP/RARP messages. Don't know what can be used on a PC, but I'd look for a
> util doing the same as snoop, then power the Sun on and wait for ARP/RARP
> messages.....


Download ethereal from www.ethereal.com and install it on your pc. It
is a free network protocol analyzer (does everything snoop does and
more). Listen on the wire and see what you see...


--Jon

Pete Finnigan

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Sep 17, 2003, 5:10:22 AM9/17/03
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Hi

Null modem, simple, I bought tow ultra 30's and had the same problem and
after mucking about trying to sniff the startup i decided it was much
simpler to just buy a null modem cable and use hyperterminal from the PC
to connect to the console - then its easy!!

hth

kind regards

Pete
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