Today has been a day of rebooting a whole lot. I finally got working
hardware and had to fiddle a whole bunch with my system configuration to
make it work-- there are two network cards installed on this machine,
and one of them is dedicated to hardware development so that the targets
are not available on the internal network. Partly this is because each
target is assigned the same IP address-- though this can be changed. The
primary reason is that they don't want potential development screwups to
be making the primary network go boom.
Personally, I don't know why there isn't a separate developer network,
other than they move people around so often that they'd have to wire the
entire building in parallel.
This does point out things to me though. When I'm setting up the network
wiring in the house, I shall plan on a parallel network initially. The
overall plan is to put in empty conduit runs that are accessible for
future expansion, because there is no way I can anticipate the wiring
needs of the future. There will be some initial cabling run in them for
the needs I can anticipate.
Not a lot of depth today.