Default IP Address on All Distributions
xbmodder+openmoko at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 19:50:14 CET 2008
Most Linux users, or most users that this device is aimed at are
intelligent enough to do a
"ip addr add 192.168.0.200/32 dev usb0"
"ip route add 192.168.0.202/32 dev usb0"
This will only make two addresses on your network inaccessible. Then
you can SSH into it, and change the IP address. This takes a whole 5
minutes! It'll make you miserable to not have connectivity, I
understand, but just handle it.
We've finally standardized on a set of IPs, and -everyone- is happy
with it, except a few individuals who don't know how to use their
Please stop complaining.
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 9:19 AM, Tilman Baumann <tilman at baumann.name> wrote:
> One word.
> Oh, it is two words zeroconf and bonjour
> PS: As fallback for DHCP of course.
> Esben Stien 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.
>> If your network is configured with this IP range and you pop a
>> freerunner in, it of course cause a world of pain. Please choose a
>> more sensible default.
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