[asterisk-users] problems with Polycom 500 boot up

Eric "ManxPower" Wieling eric at fnords.org
Thu Sep 14 18:41:20 MST 2006

Forum wrote:
> I have a Polycom 500 that I am having issues with provisioning via an 
> ftp server. I have a bunch of 301’s that find the server and configure 
> without an issue. For some reason the 500 gives me an error that it 
> ‘could not contact boot server’ and will reboot continuously.  I also 
> get the error ‘Error updating Bootrom’. I am using Bootrom 3.2.1. What 
> files do I need on the ftp server ? – I have sip.Id, bootrom.Id, 
> sip.ver, phone1.cfg and sip.cfg.

For some weird reason many of our new Polycom phones use "456" as their 
default FTP password, instead of what the standard password usually is. 
  We have not eliminated human intervention as the cause of this, but I 
don't think this is the case.

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