Re: which command can be used to show IP address
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 18:37:27 -0600
John Hasler <email@example.com> wrote:
> Andrei writes:
> > That is not always true. My ISP requires/recommends to set-up with DHCP,
> > but I always get the same IP, so it works just fine with static as well,
> > especially if the 'net is down when I start-up my gateway.
> However, they could change their DHCP configuration at any time and start
> giving you an different IP each time you connect or even start expiring it
> every x hours and forcing you to lease another one.
On installation (3 years ago) they gave me all the data to set it up as static. About a year later it suddenly stopped working, so I called support. First they told me to set it up with DHCP, but then, when it didn't work, they gave me a new IP. It hasn't changed since...
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