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Re: Frank Carmickle and Marco Paganini must die

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 02:30:32PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Adam McKenna <adam@flounder.net> writes:
> > I do not consider an IP address that is allocated by DHCP to be static.
> Ok, so given that definition (I don't care much about the definition;
> I'm not interested in the semantics), how do you propose that anyone
> could ever determine remotely whether an IP address was allocated by
> DHCP or not (other than by having the ISP tell you, of course, though
> even that might not do the trick: some people have a static IP
> address, but the ISP has also helpfully arranged for them to get a
> DHCP reply that provides that address)?

Like I said, I don't consider DHCP addresses to be static.  And any
commercial ISP that uses that scheme and calls it "static" is asking for

There are many ways for one to determine whether an IP address is dynamically
or statically assigned.  If you want to know more, do some research.  Read
NANOG-L or inet-access-L.  It's all outside the scope of this list.


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