Default IP Address on All Distributions

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at
Thu Dec 18 17:03:57 CET 2008

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:46:55 +0100, Esben Stien <b0ef at>  
> wrote:
>> Why on earth would you choose 192.168.0.*?
>> This is probably the most common IP address on an internal network in
>> the world and of course this means problems.
> is probably more appropriate because this range is assigned  
> to link-local addresses.

Sure. And if we go that way, why not use the proper way of setting a
link-local address?
* Pick a random address
* check that it is free (arp, ping,...)
* take it.

That has a good chance of working, even for those who
routinely connect two phones to the same pc at the same time.

Helge Hafting

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