I want to emulate the Amazon EC2 metadata service on my local system for testing. In EC2, this runs on
169.254.169.254. I understand that this is the designated range for pseudorandom local addresses on DHCP failure, but Amazon in their wisdom are also using it for this purpose, so I need to do the same thing.
I'm using F19 Alpha. In earlier Fedora, I could simply make a virtual interface on the loopback device, like
lo:0 and assign that a static address using the normal
ifcfg- scripts. Now, that fails with "Error: Connection activation failed: Device not managed by NetworkManager or unavailable".
(I'm running NetworkManager, but previously I was doing this underneath it.)
Is finding some way to continue what I was doing with
lo:0 the right approach (and if so, how?), or is there a better way?