zeroconf and kubuntu
daniel at rimspace.net
Wed Jun 6 08:41:03 UTC 2007
Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> writes:
> Donatas G. wrote:
>> How is zeroconf networking supposed to work on Kubuntu? Do I have to specify
>> something in the settings for my computer to automatically obtain IP address
>> when connected to another computer?
> You can't obtain an IP address that way, unless one computer is a
> server /router with a DHCP service enabled.
Yes, you can, because...
> Zeroconf is for computers with pre-assigned IPs (typically on a LAN
> with DHCP) to share services (like file, print, etc.). It doesn't
> assign IPs itself as far as I know.
...this works together with the IPv4 "link local" addressing stuff that
XP has done forever to assign IP stuff on the local network.
>> I tried to simply connect two computers with a cable
> You can do this, but it's best to manually set IPs then. Also, I
> believe you need a cross-over cable.
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