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")
The password can be up to 8 characters and is case sensitive. Please remember your password. If you forget your password the unit needs to be returned to Dataprobe or an Authorized Service Agent for reset.
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.