Re: surfin' on cable!
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On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Chris Majewski wrote:
> Hm, I'm on Rogers in Vancouver and I'm not using dhcp at all.
> For the record, seems to work fine for a week now.
> Hm, should I expect imminent disaster? -chris
This is probably not wise. Since the DHCP server is unaware of the fact
that you're occupying one of the IP addresses under its control, it
doesn't know not to assign that IP address when somebody needs one. You
setup will continue to work until the DHCP server assigns another box on
the cable network the same IP. Bad things will happen when it does that,
You might as well use DHCP. It won't change your IP address unless your
machine is down for a significant amount of time, the DHCP server needs an
IP, and yours is the next one in the queue. Usually you'll get the same
IP even after a reboot, since you DHCP client keeps a cache of the last IP
address given and will request that address specifically when
starting. The server will re-issue that address to you in all cases
except where it has issued it to somebody else.
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