[PLUG] [OT ? ?? ???] Linux and computer literacy

wes plug at the-wes.com
Sun Jun 24 18:07:15 PDT 2018


Zeroconf, that's what I was thinking of. I thought Avahi was standard on
Debian these days?

Then again, who knows what's actually running out there in the weeds past
Estacada...

-wes

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 5:44 PM, Larry Brigman <larry.brigman at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The local 169.254 address is part of zeroconf.  If that package (avahi on
> some distros) isn't loaded or the service is disabled/not running then
> there won't be any autoconfiguration.
> I did see that one of the interfaces was up with link(UP,LOWER_UP) in the
> output.
>
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 4:48 PM wes <plug at the-wes.com> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 2:55 PM, Tyrell Jentink <tyrell at jentink.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > What are you even on about? It's a network device... "Gates and
> Company"
> > > uses a really complicated, error prone piece of crap sync software to
> do
> > a
> > > one-time sync from a system running an old version of Windows to a
> system
> > > running a newer version of Windows... Linux can very very certainly
> > > outperform it... What we can't help you with is what you aren't
> > explaining:
> > >
> >
> > I haven't followed every detail of this thread, so I apologize if the
> > following is a repeat of some earlier post.
> >
> > This is the device he's working with:
> >
> > https://sewelldirect.com/usb2bridgecable
> >
> > http://prolificusa.com/product/pl25a1-hi-speed-usb-
> host-host-bridge-controller/
> > http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?pcid=43
> >
> > I've just ordered one so I can play with it for a bit myself. Perhaps at
> > the next Linux Clinic, if we have time, we can invite Richard to
> > participate remotely.
> >
> > I also found the following writeups of people doing similar things with
> > this device:
> >
> >
> > http://paulswasteland.blogspot.com/2014/01/getting-
> prolific-pl-2501-based-usb-to.html
> >
> > https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-
> networking-3/host-to-host-cable%3B-no-usb0-779573/
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/516923
> > https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=131042
> >
> > The last one suggests that it "just works" - the previous 3 are older and
> > talk about requiring a patch to a kernel module to get this cable to
> work.
> > We don't really know what Richard's particular situation is.
> >
> > I do realize that network interfaces are created; however the lack of
> > autoconfig and the "state UNKNOWN" worry me. He should at least be
> getting
> > a self-generated 169.254 address.
> >
> > I also realize it can be frustrating when advice is offered to someone
> and
> > they ask the same question again as if you hadn't said anything in the
> > first place. Usually I find in these cases that it comes from the other
> > person misunderstanding the advice. I do this not infrequently, though
> now
> > that I'm familiar with this behavioral quirk, I will admit to it. If this
> > is so frustrating to you that you feel the need to become cross about
> it, I
> > would have to suggest that you decline to reply further. Others are
> likely
> > to take up the baton in your place. This is a group effort, after all.
> >
> > -wes
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