WebAdmin: Allow Changing the Default WebAdmin IP Easily
Why is Astaro the only vendor who doesn't allow changing the LAN IP address while connected to it? This is asinine, especially during the initial setup wizard!
The feature reads as: allow changing of the IP address of the LAN IP during the setup wizard. Further, currently I cannot change the IP of an interface if i am connected over it, i have to make a new interface, connect over that, then change the IP of the interface i wanted to in the first place. This is tedious.
In order to correct a few mistaken statements, allow me to comment.
As of ASG 8.200, you can fully change the IP of the “connected” (or LAN in this example) interface via WebAdmin. It is also possible to change it during the Wizard.
As such, I’ll refund the points and mark this as complete.
That's great! We probably have not received any units yet that had 8.2 already installed on them.
This "feature" annoys me so much. If technicians are not capable of changing an IP from the interface they are connected to and then reconnecting to that new IP they should not be setting up firewalls and probably should not be in the IT industry. Please do not dumb your products down like this.
Bob did you actually try to change the IP? Ever since 8.1 or 8.2 (I forget) the Astaro prevents you from changing the IP address of the interface that you are connected on. This is to prevent people from locking themselves out, but for IT professionals this is incredibly annoying - we must now setup an additional interface to connect on in order to change the IP of the original interface.
Not only that but as mentioned, the Wizard still prompts you to change the IP address if you desire, however when you try to change it, it fails.
Peter D commented
Hey Bob, hi Nick. If you connect to a new ASG on 192.168.0.1 the installation wizard asks for the internal IP. If you want to change the internal IP, the wizard says that you can't change the address while beeing connected on this IP. Then you have to change the address later manually.
Nick, is it that what you mean?
Bob Alfson commented
Maybe you could be a bit more explicit. I just set up a new box with the 8.201 software load and was given an opportunity to enter the internal IP to be assigned to the Internal interface.