8.04 networking seems awfully broken.

Jason Crain jason at bluetree.ath.cx
Thu Jul 24 12:45:03 UTC 2008

On Thu, July 24, 2008 7:01 am, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Well don't stop there. Explain what link-local IP discovery is? I
> didn't know Hardy had any.

link-local is where the computer fails to find a dhcp provided ip address,
so it chooses one in the 169.X.X.X range.  It is meant to be a way for
networking to work without a central server handing out addresses.  I have
never seen it work properly, either.

>     Now that is a really stupid thing to do!

>     Yes and that is really hard to do isn't it. Poor boy.

>     Gosh a password too? What kind of WiFi are you stealing? Maybe this
> is the whole problem. If you had just loaded Hardy and rebooted and did
> the little easy things and then let it just sit turned on for 30
> minutes, it might have just started working. Mine did.

Can we remove Larsen from this list, already?

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