Re: Login and Password

Michael Dougherty

I will check out the OS, hardware and I will ask the installs group for any
other suggestions before doing anything. Thanks to every one who answered my
email. Mike VE2DPD. 2266.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of k9dc
Sent: 23 mai 2020 13:48
Subject: Re: [IRLP] Login and Password

There is no node 2266 in the network. If it has been down for more than 90
days (sounds like years in your case), it may have been deleted.

At the very least, you will need to perform a new installation from scratch.
Depending on how old it is, that may not be possible without upgrading the
hardware. The very first embedded nodes only had 256 MB of flash onboard
and actually ran totally from RAM, using a now antique version of Slackware.
Newer embedded nodes came with 2 to 8 GB of flash and ran a conventional
IRLP installation.

The user ID to log in will be root. But without the password you will not
bae able to get in. There a number of methods to perform a password
replacement on boot, but you will need to know what OS is on board to
perform a search for the procedure. What does it say on the local console
after it boots?

Your best bet may be to reach out (email) to installs@ and ask for
assistance, DaveC monitors installs email, and he may be able to help you
figure out exactly what you have.


On May 23, 2020, at 11:46, Michael Dougherty <>


I am new to IRLP. A few years ago I purchased a used working imbedded node
from a licensed amateur. I had to delay my amateur radio project for health
issues. Now that I am back I would like to get my node working. I tried to
re-program the node (it will boot) however I cannot login as I do not have
the login and password codes. I tried to contact the previous owner and
amateur who programmed the node without in success. They may have moved or
passed away let alone remember the login and password. When I purchased the
node there was a 13 page manual written by Dave VE7LTD with no mention of
the login user ID and password.

Any suggestions as to reset the user ID login and password or will I have
to re-install the software.

Thank you for any suggestions.

Michael Dougherty
Node 2266

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