Yesterday I had to switch my home network back from DHCP to static IPs, but my Raspberry Pi 3B (with the current Raspbian) keeps on using an invalid IP address, namely:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:4c:cb:8c  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::243a:4333:fc91:c87/64 Scope:Link

The address isn't even valid for my network, as its address is now this one:

After reading a couple of answers here at SE, I edited my /etc/dhcpcd.conf as follows:

# A sample configuration for dhcpcd.
# See dhcpcd.conf(5) for details.

# Allow users of this group to interact with dhcpcd via the control socket.
#controlgroup wheel

# Inform the DHCP server of our hostname for DDNS.

# Use the hardware address of the interface for the Client ID.
# or
# Use the same DUID + IAID as set in DHCPv6 for DHCPv4 ClientID as per  RFC4361.

# Persist interface configuration when dhcpcd exits.

# Rapid commit support.
# Safe to enable by default because it requires the equivalent option set
# on the server to actually work.
option rapid_commit

# A ServerID is required by RFC2131.
require dhcp_server_identifier

# Generate Stable Private IPv6 Addresses instead of hardware based ones
slaac private

# A hook script is provided to lookup the hostname if not set by the DHCP
# server, but it should not be run by default.
nohook lookup-hostname

# Configures eth0 for a static IP address and routing.
# Added 2017/12/25 by JR.
interface eth0
static ip_address =
static routers =
static domain_name_servers =

The DHCP client restarts nicely:

● dhcpcd.service - dhcpcd on all interfaces
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dhcpcd.service; enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2017-12-24 22:28:40 CET; 12min ago
  Process: 1396 ExecStop=/sbin/dhcpcd -x (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 1401 ExecStart=/sbin/dhcpcd -q -b (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 1402 (dhcpcd)
   CGroup: /system.slice/dhcpcd.service
           └─1402 /sbin/dhcpcd -q -b

Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio dhcpcd[1401]: dev: loaded udev
Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio systemd[1]: Started dhcpcd on all interfaces.
Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: DUID 00:01:00:01:1e:da:f2:49:b8:27:eb:94:1f:4d
Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: eth0: IAID eb:4c:cb:8c
Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: wlan0: waiting for carrier
Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: eth0: soliciting a DHCP lease
Dec 24 22:28:40 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: eth0: soliciting an IPv6 router
Dec 24 22:28:50 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: eth0: using IPv4LL address
Dec 24 22:28:50 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: eth0: adding route to
Dec 24 22:28:52 autoradio dhcpcd[1402]: eth0: no IPv6 Routers available

But: The client neither sets the IP address, nor standard route, so that I've gotta do this manually. Why? Does anybody know what's wrong here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: The server is now complaining about a "martial" IP of my Raspi:

[15741.931325] IPv4: martian source from, on dev eth2
[15741.931331] ll header: 00000000: ff ff ff ff ff ff b8 27 eb 4c cb 8c 08 06        .......'.L....

UPDATE #2: Upon another user's request, here's the current dhcpcd.conf:

pi@autoradio:~ $ cat /etc/dhcpcd.conf


option rapid_commit

option domain_name_servers, domain_name, domain_search, host_name
option classless_static_routes
option ntp_servers

require dhcp_server_identifier

slaac private

nohook lookup-hostname

# Configures eth0 for a static IP address and routing.
# Added 2017/12/25 by JR.
interface eth0
#static ip_address =
#static routers =
#static domain_name_servers =

It is FUTILE trying to set a Link-local address

These are NOT routable and are NOT static.

If you absolutely MUST set a static address How to set up Static IP Address explains how to do it.

  • I'm still inside my internal network. There is still the server between it and my router. The tutorial you are recommending me now, though, contradicts the advice to use dhcpcd.conf to do this.
    – Neppomuk
    Dec 26 '17 at 12:32
  • OK, after a slight amendment of the tutorial you recommended me, I was able to establish a permanent static IP and outbound routing through my home server: ip= Now everything works. Thank you!
    – Neppomuk
    Dec 26 '17 at 13:59

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