ip addr changes on 5.3 but not on 4.8

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Fri Feb 25 22:27:52 GMT 2005

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 04:16:40PM -0500, Marty Landman wrote:

> Here's the problem, hope the preceding is a good background to it. Find 
> that the IP address for the 5.3 box gets changed on a fairly regular basis 
> by (I guess) my xp gateway so that I then have to change the gateway hosts 
> file, the 5.3 hosts file and 5.3 rc.conf file.
> The 4.8 box's IP addr has been stable.
> Any idea where I start to fix this? Would like the 5.3 box's IP addr to 
> remain stable as well.

This has nothing to do with the FreeBSD boxes, but rather a
configuration issue with your DHCP server. The DHCP server can be
configured so that it will always give the same IP for a particular
NIC. Talk to your admin about it.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
          "You can get farther with a kind word and a gun
                      than you can with a kind word alone" - Al Capone

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