network configuration problem
iaccounts at ibctech.ca
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
> 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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