[Battlemesh] Flashing tool without a VLAN switch

Benjamin Henrion bh at udev.org
Mon Jun 14 13:23:10 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 1:16 PM, L. Aaron Kaplan <aaron at lo-res.org> wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2010, at 5:07 AM, Benjamin Henrion wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Would it be possible to make a flashing tool similar to ap51, but
>> which does not need a VLAN capable switch.
>> I am thinking at the following:
>> 1. Capture ARP packets with libpcap or similar
>> 2. Change the ARP cache, and then reconfigure redboot with
>> telnet/netcat commands to change its IP address different from
>> to
>> 3. Reflash with the right rootfs/kernel images
>> Is it possible? What do you think?
> Yes it is... you telnet in, change the mac addr and then you can have multiple
> FONs on the same switch.
> Works.
> However, I still personally prefer to have a PC with 4 network cards for doing a mass flashing.

I have already problems to add a second ethernet interface on my
laptop, not talking about having 4 of them...

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