[avahi] avahi-autoipd and FireWire networking

Jeremy Visser jeremy.visser at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 04:48:33 PST 2008

Along with this guy...


...I've run into the issue where avahi-autoipd will refuse to work with
a FireWire LAN, because the hwaddr is "too long":

jeremy at rillian:~$ ifconfig eth2
eth2      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-11-D8-00-01-46-46-9E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

jeremy at rillian:~$ sudo avahi-autoipd eth2
getsockname() returned invalid hardware address.

...which kinda sucks. Has any progress been made towards fixing this?

Jeremy Visser                                 http://jeremy.visser.name/

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