network configuration problem

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Wed Apr 9 00:16:17 UTC 2008

Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Steve Bertrand wrote:
>> If you ever need to add any other workstations to the network, you 
>> will want to ensure that the IP you added to FreeBSD manually does not 
>> fall within the DHCP scope of the gateway.
>> For instance, if you plug a Windows PC into the gateway, it will by 
>> default request an address via DHCP. If the gateway provides the 
>> Windows PC the same address as FreeBSD, you will have communication 
>> problems.
> It's neater and safer to keep static and dynamic addresses in separate 
> ranges, but often not strictly necessary.

I agree, however, my rule of thumb is to not trust hardware to strictly 
adhere to proper standards or RFC's, especially when it comes down to CPE ;)

Anyone who has managed a sizable network will know that not properly 
managing things like this manually is asking for trouble.



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