Zeroconf on RPi?!
most time, my RPi runs standalone, doing its work in a remote location while not being connected to a LAN. But for maintenance, I want to be able to ssh into it, either by connecting the RPi at home to my local network _or_ by _directly_ connecting a Laptop to the RPi at the remote location.
While the first scenario does work out of the box, as both the RPi and the ssh client computer get IP addresses assigned from my LAN's DHCP server, neither the laptop nor the RPi will get IP adresses assigned in the second scenario.
An easy workaround would be to set static IP addresses on both sides, but I'd like to be a bit smarter and use Zeroconf to get my mini-network up and running. This way, I hope that the RPi continues to get an IP from the DHCP server when connected to my home network, while it negotiates appropriate IP addresses through Zeroconf with my Laptop when being connected point to point.
Unfortunately, no matter what I do, I can't get the RPi to configure an IP using Zeroconf. I tried these tutorials:
http://raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic ... 66&t=18207
But the RPi leaves eth0 unconfigured, i.e. ifconfig never shows an IP address being assigned to eth0. I even tried it on a newly installed Raspbian, but still without any success.
Can anyone spot what I may do wrong? Thanks a lot for any help,
P.S.: A more general tutorial:
says that a packet called zcip is available in Debian that does the IP assignment, but this packet is not available in the Raspian repository.