Making mistakes with NICs


I’m loving this idea of sharing ones personal foibles. We’re all human here, and sharing our mistakes helps others learn. I also find it oddly comforting to see people I respect making the same mistakes I do.

I spent twenty minutes today trying to figure out why I hadn’t been able to SSH into a VM. I verified I had the correct ports open on the firewall, that the OpenSSH service was running, and more embarrassing checks including making sure the VM was indeed running.

I hadn’t attached an IP address.

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