Our Stupid Network PDUs
We have two Dataprobe IP-410 network-enabled PDUs. They are a pain. Please donate us something not terrible.
|Name||IP address||MAC Address||IP set and pinging?|
Setting the IP address
I couldn't figure out how to get these things to set their IP addresses in anything other than Windows.
In windows, just:
arp -s <IP address> <MAC address>
and then ping the IP address.
The IP address seems to persist through resets, though I don't know quite how "sticky" it is. It lasted at least 10 minutes for me to drop the PDU back in the cabinet.
Talking to them over TCP/IP
These things communicate over HTTP and Telnet.
I have no idea what the password is.
iPal Version 2.3d Please Enter The Password >
It's not the default from the manual ("PASS")
Talking to them over RS232
"This connection provides for RS-232 connection for out-of-band connection to the iPAL. A terminal or modem can be attached directly to this 9 pin connector. With a modem attached, connection is made using PPP (Dial-up-Networking) and Telnet.
Connection directly to a laptop or terminal requires a null modem (crossover) cable.
With a terminal directly installed, a simple menu interface is used. These menus are identical to the telnet setup and control screens. Use any terminal emulation software to connect to the iPAL.
Connection parameters are: 19200bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity (19200,8,n,1). Set flow control to OFF."
-- Dataprobe iPal Manual
Couldn't get it to work. Systems wouldn't make a peep.