ip addr changes on 5.3 but not on 4.8

Marty Landman MLandman at face2interface.com
Sun Feb 27 19:30:01 GMT 2005

At 01:25 PM 2/27/2005, Jonathan Chen wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 11:46:47AM -0500, Marty Landman wrote:
> > Ok, then the reason my DHCP server on my XP gateway would have to be
> > discriminating between the boxes since it's consistently only happening to
> > one box and not the other.
>Correct. It is possible to set up DHCP servers so that the IP address
>given out to clients is based on the MAC address of each network
>device. That sure sounds like what your DHCP is doing.

It's odd that this only happens on one of three 'nix boxes on my LAN. 
Besides the fbsd 4.8 also have a rh9 and both have had very stable ip addr's.

The only thing I edit on the xp gateway is the %system%\drivers\etc\hosts 
file to map names to the ip's that appear to be assigned by the gateway 
itself, i.e. I let the gateway assign an ip, then ping by name to get the 
ip for mapping on the gateway host file.

Well I'm more interested in moving my gateway to fbsd than in learning the 
intricacies of windows ip assignments so maybe it's time to file this under 
'interesting, but not worth pursuing now'.


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