[PD] [OT] Portable webserver with static IP

Pierre Massat pimassat at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 10:47:49 CEST 2012

zeronconf looks pretty close indeed to what I was looking for... I'll give
it a try tonight and will report the results shortly!



2012/9/11 Charles Goyard <cg at fsck.fr>

> Hi,
> let me advocate zeronconf vs. static IP a little more.
> Charles Goyard wrote:
> > Keep dhcp on to satisfy the network topology, and try zeroconf.
> Also, it can perfectly be that mdns is enabled by default on Raspian.
> You can check by issuing a "ping yourpihostname.local" from the raspi.
> I find the static IP way a lot more time consuming and error prone. The
> IP you choose can be free at the moment you set it, but if a new
> computer pops up in the network, you can have a conflict. Example: on my
> network my printer has a reserved IP in the DHCP configuration. If you
> happen to pick this apparently available IP and I turn the printer on,
> that's a big mess, because you have not respected the network
> administrator's work :).
> Zeroconf has been made for that: you know nothing about the network and
> still you're reachable by name. Easy, fast, default on Ubuntu and Apples.
> Search "avahi" in this page:
> http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/38/prepare-for-ssh-without-a-screen
> To have zeroconf installed in windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999
> (yes, it's supposed to be about printers but it works for the whole
> system)
> Cheers,
> --
> Charles
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