Re: Remote IP setup of devices in a network

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On Tue, 2011-11-08 at 19:54 +0100, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> The idea is to use an UDP broadcast to discover all devices,
> and a similar UDP broadcast to configure the devices.
> In the latter the MAC will be the key to address individual devices.

You could almost be describing link-local IPv6. Each device
automatically gets an IPv6 address based on its MAC address, which you
can use for unicast addressing. The broadcast (or multicast) bit is easy
enough too.


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