So I want to connect ssh to my RPi 3 through an ethernet port on my Macbook pro.
My RPi is on jessie.
I am not able to find the local IP address of the RPi through my computer. I can find the ethernet port's address but shh into that address does nothing. The only way I can shh to the RPi is by using
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org . After doing this ssh, doing
$ arp -a resolves the ipv4 ipv6 and host name. Maybe even sometimes, closing the terminal session and then starting a new one and running
$ arp -a displays the RPi info directly.(probably because its info is cached)
What I want is to be able to resolve the IP address of the RPi without having to run
$ ssh email@example.com first. So I could open terminal do some other command (I guess) and then run
$ arp -a and it would display it.
Something else I have noticed; the RPi sometimes as an IPv6 instead of IPv4, which is strange because the RPi is design to express IPv4 locally.
I don't want to do the internet sharing thing because it is really not necessary.