Connecting to a Raspberry Pi at first boot via IPv6 link local addresses


I installed a Raspberry Pi today. My problem is that I am lazy and I don't want to take out a HDMI cable and a keyboard to configure it. You can configure it via SSH. To do this you have to create a file called ssh in the boot partition of the image. 1 But I didn't have a network with DHCP in it. This is not a problem because the Pi speaks IPv6 and when I plug it directly into my laptop it does IPv6 router solicitation. This means that it's address will end up in my laptops neighbor table. So I can just use ssh pi@fe80::2083:1fb1:2912:d686%enp0s25 and log in as usual.