I was doing some searching to find out how to manually specify the IP address in my Raspberry Pis because like everything else on the Pi/Linux I could not use intuition or experience to figure it out. I was searching for instructions in general, but I am working on the wired adapter.
I found these two articles, and almost everyone said that manually setting the Pis IP address was a bad idea, which seems odd to me.
I work with embedded systems and help people set up networks of embedded devices and we frequently use static IP addresses so they can be kept track of in a spreadsheet.
Why would manually setting IP addresses for Raspberry Pis be the wrong step?
I saw mentions that you should use a DHCP reservation instead and/or use
zerconf tools like
avahi. I don't see those as a comparable solution, but a way to address other issues and potentially mitigate a learning curve. The first problem with DHCP reservations is if you start to tinker with your router (eg go from stock to OpenWRT), the rules disappear.