Re: managing multiple machines
On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 02:38:56PM -0800, Robert Waldner wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2001 16:35:21 CST, hanasaki writes:
> >Is there some way to have:
> >- Machine is assigned a DHCP <random> IP
> >- Use the MAC to map to a hostname and then push the assigned IP into
> >Bind with the hostname?
> uargh, you're thinking of something like MSs "Active DNS" (or whatever
> it's called ATM)?
Is this what they do...
Um. I can understand wanting Dynamic DNS on the internet (well, sort
of. No, I can't. If you want a static IP, insist your provider
provide you with one, or use a different provider. Yes, it's more
expensive. Life ain't free (as in beer).) but within a defined
network where all of the nodes are known, this is...
Sick. Very sick.
> Why would you want to do it when you've got sane alternatives?
Why would you want to do that even if you didn't have sane
alternatives? That way lies much chaos and confusion.
Oh. Job security. I guess chaos and confusion are job security for
some types. Fortunately I have developers to provide me all the
chaos and confusion I need.
> -- "The PROPER way to handle HTML postings is to cancel the article,
> -- then hire a hitman to kill the poster, his wife and kids, and fuck
> -- his dog and smash his computer into little bits. Anything more is
> -- just extremism." - Paul Tomblin
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