I set up a Pi Zero running Stretch Lite, and connected it via USB in OTG mode to a MacBook.
I successfully found it at
raspberrypi.local from the Macintosh, was able to ssh in, install various packages and run a small Python application.
While the application was running, it seems to have dropped off the network with a
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ packet_write_wait: Connection to fe80::a648:c9cc:e29b:761e%bridge100 port 22: Broken pipe
Sequence of events
- MacBook: Internet Sharing was on (as it has been for weeks).
- Pi SD card was configured appropriately.
- I connected the Pi via USB to the MacBook.
- I immediately was able to
- I don't know what IP address the Pi had (I think the Mac gave it a 192.168.2.x address), but it was able to reach the Internet.
- While on the Pi, I installed various packages using apt and pip.
- I connected the servos and started using my Python application I downloaded from GitHub.
- While executing the program, which was producing output in the terminal, the Pi appeared to lose all network connectivity to the MacBook.
- The Pi continued for several minutes more until the program finished running.
- While trying to reconnect, I could no longer resolve
raspberrypi.localfrom the Macintosh.
The output of
arp -ashowed no sign of it:
➜ ~ arp -a dsldevice.lan (192.168.1.1) at c4:ea:1d:6c:bd:ae on en0 ifscope [ethernet] danieles-mbp.lan (192.168.1.137) at b8:e8:56:34:97:12 on en0 ifscope permanent [ethernet] ? (192.168.1.255) at ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff on en0 ifscope [ethernet] ? (126.96.36.199) at 1:0:5e:0:0:fb on en0 ifscope permanent [ethernet] ? (188.8.131.52) at 1:0:5e:6:7:8 on en0 ifscope permanent [ethernet] ? (184.108.40.206) at 1:0:5e:7f:ff:fa on en0 ifscope permanent [ethernet] broadcasthost (255.255.255.255) at ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
After rebooting the Pi by disconnecting the power, I was once again able to reach it at
- However, the Pi now has a 169.254.x.x address and cannot resolve host names, nor can it reach remote IP addresses.
- The Macintosh Network system preferences shows an RNDIS/Ethernet gadget attached, on a 169.254.x.x (not the one of the Pi - this is the address of that interface of the Mac).