[GLLUG] Intro and network drive

Davide Giannella davide at apache.org
Sat Mar 21 22:36:12 UTC 2020

Thanks Jon for the quick reply

On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 at 22:28, John Hearns <hearnsj at gmail.com> wrote:
> How are you connecting the Lacie NAS to your network?
> Are you connecting it via a small switch or directly into the back of your wireless router via an ethernet cable?
> In this case the LAcie device should get an DHCP address.

Right! I should try to connect to the router. It will be slowish but
better than nothing.

> If you are connecting it directly to the ethernet port on the USB-C adapter then take note of this from the device manual:
> Most home and office routers are DHCP servers, meaning that your device will automatically receive an IP address once it is connected to the network. If a network is not DHCP-managed, the LaCie storage device will use APIPA (automatic private IP addressing) to assign itself a valid IP address within the existing network. In some cases, it will assign itself an IP address following the rule 169.254.xxx.yyy/24.

And this exactly what I'm doing.

> So it is using bonjour/zeroconf to allocate an address to itself. I am not that expert on using zeroconf with Ubuntu, sorry.

Well at least I know what to search for and start from there.


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