This is more for curiosity than anything.
By following the steps in this awesome guide. I managed to get remote connection working with the Pi and my MBP so that I could SSH into my Pi using the MBP's ethernet port, and live Pi-monitor free.
It's working pretty reliability. What's befuddling is why the IP address on the ethernet (eth0) of the Pi always stays static at 169.254.149.192?
This is with DHCP on my MBP's Ethernet (via Thunderbolt).
As expected, the DHCP assigns a new IP address to my MBP every time the Pi boots up (169.254.X.Y, changing X and Y every time) - one example is below:
But the Pi somehow retains the same address every time. I don't have a static IP as far as I can see:
/boot/cmdline.txthas no IP address specified
/etc/network/interfacesbelow - everything seem to be on
auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf auto wlan1 allow-hotplug wlan1 iface wlan1 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Not that I'm complaining about having the convenience of a static IP address to keep SSH / iTerm2 settings consistent. But it bugs me that the MBP address assignment works as I expect, but the Pi works in
mysterious ways ;)
Appreciate any info.