[PD] [OT] Portable webserver with static IP
pimassat at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 21:32:38 CEST 2012
Ok, so the static IP is the way to go.
Can I choose x and y arbitrarily ? How do I know what value of x will match
my subnet ? As for the value of y, I guess any value high enough (say, 50)
in a small home network will do, right?
Thank you all for your help!
2012/9/10 Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>
> The simplest and most direct way is to go into
> and change the first entry for the interface you
> want to use (presumably wired ethernet eth0) to
> iface eth0 inet static 192.168.x.y
> netmask 255.255.255.0
> broadcast 192.168.x.255
> gateway 192.168.x.z
> Your choice of x and y shoud match your subnet and a free
> IP address. The value for z will be the router. BTW don't end your
> address with 255 as you suggested :) that is reserved for
> broadcast address, see the third line.
> The router should see this via gratuitous ARP quite quickly,
> no need for any other fancy announcements unless you are in
> a big and complicated network.
> Check it after reboot using
> ifconfig eth0
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 04:41:33PM +0200, Pierre Massat wrote:
> > Dear Pd-Listers,
> > Sorry this obviously OT question.
> > I'm trying to use my Raspberry Pi (yes I know, i'm also beginning to get
> > fed up with its apparent ubiquity...) as by portable webserver. By
> > I mean that i could carry it with me and plug it into any home router and
> > make it accessible to every machine in the local network.
> > The obvious problem i'm currently faced with is that of the IP given by
> > router to the RPi. I think it's possible to configure the RPi to have a
> > static IP, but I have no idea how "portable" this solution is. Say, if I
> > configured my RPi to alsways show up as 192.168.0.255, would this address
> > work with every home router?
> > Another option, perhaps : use the unique MAC address of my RPi ? I have
> > clue whether it is possible at all to connect to a local webserver using
> > the MAC of its host.
> > Any clue is more than welcome, i know practically nothing about networks.
> > Cheers,
> > Pierre.
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