Headless IP Address Communication

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Headless IP Address Communication

Project Description

The Raspberry Pi (and some other development boards) may be run "headless" in certain applications - without a monitor connected. However, to connect over ethernet for remote diagnostics, it is necessary to know the IP address of the system. This project involves communicating the address through other available means, such as the LED or audio system.

Project Leader(s)

Chris Tyler

Project Contributor(s)

None so far!

Project Details

The two most obvious ways to provide IP address information are: (1) to flash the programmable LED on the Pi (or other development board) and (2) to "read" the IP address over the audio system

This project involves:

  • creating scripts to do both of these
  • creating the appropriate systemd service files so that the scripts can be run at boot time
  • packaging all of this up for inclusion in Fedora

Project Plan

Tracking mechanism (bugzilla, trac, github, ...):

Key contacts:

  • Fedora-ARM community

Goals for each release and plans for reaching those goals:

  • 0.1
    • Scripts written and tested
    • First draft of the systemd service files
    • First draft of the RPM package
  • 0.2
    • Service files tested
    • Package finalized
    • Package in review
  • 0.3
    • Package review successfully completed


Mailing Lists

Upsteam Wiki and Web


Source Code Control

  • Not in git yet, will put in GitHub by 0.2


Seneca Particpants

Non-Seneca Participants

  • None yet


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