Default IP Address on All Distributions

Sargun Dhillon xbmodder+openmoko at
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 dev usb0"
"ip route add 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> wrote:
> One word.
> zeroconf
> 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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