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Re: #195752: Can somebody mark this bug as grave or critical?

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:

> also sprach Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> [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. :)

And anyway, even a real dhcp client will do, and there's no need for
laptop-net or any other automatic network chooser.  

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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