[PD] [OT] Portable webserver with static IP

Pierre Massat pimassat at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 11:09:14 CEST 2012

I did some research on the web and found that some people use samba for the
same purpose (reach a computer in the local network by its hostname).
What are the differences between avahi and samba ? Do they both require a
client on the other end ?



2012/9/11 Pierre Massat <pimassat at gmail.com>

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