New feature: zeroconf networking by default, please test
andreas at schildbach.de
Sat Dec 16 16:36:43 GMT 2006
Martin Pitt wrote:
> The basic idea is that whenever you try to connect to a network and do
> not get a DHCP response, you will automatically get an IP from the
> 169.254.0.0/16 range (called 'IPv4 link-layer address').
Is this also supposed to work in the following environment?
Two machines are connected to a wireless router, over the air. This is
sufficient for most communications, both to the Internet and between the
two machines. But sometimes you want to whop some DVD image from one
machine to the other. For this purpose, the two machines are ad-hoc
connected directly with an ethernet cable.
Currently, if I plug in the ethernet cable, network manager drops the
WLAN connection. This is not what I expect in this case, because I loose
internet connectivity. Also, I do not get any 169.254.0.0/16 address for
eth0, although this worked some days ago on my first try.
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