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Re: This (new to me) ip thingy




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On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 11:07:04AM +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

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Addendum: elsewhere in this thread, Avahi was mentioned. You'll find
this guy[1] in the same Wikipedia ref under "link local" addresses
(169.254.0.0/16). Those are "fairly normal" IP addresses, just that
the so-configured hosts will just grab them without you, the admin,
having given them permission to do so.

Cheers

[1] This is an oversimplification. Link local addresses are part of
zeroconf, and avahi is (part of) zeroconf's implementation. So they
are rather cousins, like Scylla [2] and Charybdis [3]

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scylla
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charybdis

- -- tomás
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