Default IP Address on All Distributions

Alexander Mueller XelaRellum at
Sat Dec 20 13:15:18 CET 2008

Helge Hafting schrieb:
> 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
This would make it way harder to communicate with the freerunner.
For now you know you can reach it at and most of the 
documentations builds on this. So figuring out the ip address FR has 
chosen is way harder, especially for newbies.

Alex Mueller

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