I have two computers, each of which I want to connect to a camera that communicates via "Link-Local" Ethernet.
The first computer has a full install of 12.10. I can get the camera communicating by going to
NetworkManager -> Edit Connections -> Edit... -> IPv4 Settings -> Method -> Link-Local Only. Visually this looks like:
This works great. However, the second computer is an install of 12.10-minimal and does not have the Network Manager or a GUI. To configure it manually via the command line I have tried this:
ifconfig eth0 169.254.7.43 broadcast 169.254.255.255 netmask 255.255.0.0
which is identical to the
ifconfig produced on the first computer. However, the camera is not recognized.
The big question: How do I configure my Ethernet port like Network Manager's "Link-Local Only" without Network Manager?