I have a SoC device (e.g.: a Raspberry Pi), and a laptop. I would like to create a link over direct cable Ethernet using a "cross over" cable between my machine and the Pi, so I can connect to it with SSH.
The Raspberry Pi is headless and I don't have the option of plugging it in to a network, or plug in a keyboard to change configuration. So I cannot set up a manual IP on the Raspberry Pi, and I cannot get it to be given an IP by a router.
The Raspberry Pi by default is looking for a DHCP server on the Ethernet port. I think what I need is to set up a temporary DHCP server on that interface, some guidance would be useful, or is there another solution I haven't thought of?