ip addr changes on 5.3 but not on 4.8

Eric F Crist ecrist at secure-computing.net
Sat Feb 26 15:32:47 GMT 2005

On Feb 25, 2005, at 4:27 PM, Jonathan Chen wrote:

> 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.
> -- 

The other thing you could try would be to set a static IP on your 

Eric F Crist                  "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
Secure Computing Networks              -Homer J Simpson

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