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I'm having a MacBook to setup my raspberry pi. I have my SD card with Raspbian and my Raspberry pi connected through ethernet cable. The light on the board lit perfectly, but I have a hard time completing the setup. When I typed ping raspberrypi.local in my terminal window, it always shows ping: cannot resolve raspberrypi.local: Unknown host . enter image description here By the way, I already had my MacBook sharing through ethernet cable.

Here is more detail: After installing Raspbian on my SD card, I created a ssh file in the SD card. I then plugged in my SD card into my raspberry pi and had my raspberry pi connected with my macbook through ethernet cable. I could see "Thunderbolt Ethernet and self-assigned IP address" from the network preference. I tried to find the real IP address of my raspberry pi. I typed ping or nmap, but none of those work. Here is the result: enter image description here I follow steps given by these materials but it always ends up the same way.

https://medium.com/@viveks3th/how-to-bootstrap-a-headless-raspberry-pi-with-a-mac-6eba3be20b26

https://youtu.be/-v88m-HYeys

I even tried to shut down my firewall, but I still can't see the host from my raspberry pi.

  • Computers don't magically know which name another computer on the network has. You have to check you DHCP server (usually inside your internet router) which name it assigned to the Raspberry Pi when it was asking for one. – Janka Jun 25 '18 at 13:29
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    @Janka I think Raspbian by default runs avahi, which includes mDNS; other systems commonly also use this. – goldilocks Jun 25 '18 at 14:04
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    Simon, you need to explain in more detail what the scenario is. You say, "I already had my MacBook sharing through ethernet cable", presumably to the Pi. How did you set this up? – goldilocks Jun 25 '18 at 14:06
  • @Janka said, "Computers don't magically know which name another computer on the network has." Actually they do... Zero Configuration Networking has made this a reality. And Apple's "Bonjour" is an implementation of ZCN. – Seamus Jun 25 '18 at 20:04
  • If it would only work reliably. (maybe in an Apple-only environment, it does.) – Janka Jun 25 '18 at 20:22

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