also sprach Thomas Bushnell BSG <email@example.com> [2006.07.03.2319 +0200]: > I have in the past had a server on a local area network where the > network administrators refused to assign a static IP address. But > they would set things up to promise to always give me the same IP > address every time by DHCP and not assign that address to anyone > else. But they wanted me to promise not to configure it as > a static address on my server, because if something should go > wrong, it was important that I be a good Net Citizen and not use > an address which might have been (accidentally) given to > a different computer on the network. In such a situation, I have set up fake DHCP clients, verified the result, and email me when things changed. And behind that, a static entry in /e/n/i. :) -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : proud Debian developer and author: http://debiansystem.info `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system ... the ravenous bugblatter beast of traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you -- daft as a bush, but very very ravenous); -- douglas adams, "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy"
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