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Ethernet crossover, avahi and 169.254.*

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello, in Ubuntu Karmic I was happily connecting my ubuntu laptop to another machine linked to it with a crossover Ethernet cable. I could connect in wicd, then on startup the connection would be established automatically, allowing me to ping ubuntu.local, ssh into it and so on. Both machines were assigned 169.254.* addresses automatically. After the upgrade to Ubuntu Lucid, this automatic behavior is lost ! However when one starts Code: avahi-autoipd eth0 manually, Bob's your uncle it seems -- and Code: eth0:avahi shows up in the output of ifconfig. (HowTos)