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Re: DNS agent for dynamic IP addresses

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 01:39 +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Am 2008-07-02 05:37:23, schrieb Paul Johnson:
> > On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 01:07 -0400, Carl Fink wrote:
> > > OK, so actual experience is trumped by generic references to some sort of
> > > unspecified documentation?  Realize that real ISPs, notably a friend of
> > > mine's, do in fact change his IP address at least once per day.
> > 
> > That's not a real ISP then, it falls well inside the craptastic
> > category.  Change ISP.
> This is crap, since nearly ALL ISPs which use DHCP  use  a  leastime  of
> 86400 seconds which is ONE day.  This is made for security reason.

Which, if your DHCP client is doing it's job, and your ISP is not bogus
(and thus the DHCP server is working the way it should), should get
renewed LONG before expiration.  Unless your ISP thinks it's funny to go
resetting your connections for no good reason, they're not going to
change your IP unless you release it or fail to renew it before it
expires, unless they've gone out of their way to break DHCP or you've
changed your MAC address.

Paul Johnson

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