Static IP Addresses

David Christensen dpchrist at
Sun Oct 8 18:07:07 UTC 2017

On 10/08/17 01:37, Doug Hardie wrote:
> I have a remote backup machine that is on a dynamic IP address allocation.  The address doesn't seem to change very often.  However, after a few days from a boot, the static aliases on the LAN vanish.  Since I only have very infrequent access to it I can't say for sure what happened.  The logs seem to indicate that the interface went down and then came back up.  However, some of the static aliases were gone.  This is a bit of a guess as to when it happened.  I have dhclient.conf set with entries like:
> alias {
>          interface "bge0";
>          fixed-address;
>          option subnet-mask;
> }
> I understood from the man pages that was the way to have dhclient add in the static addresses if it changed anything.  Is there something more that I should have done?

When building a computer, I normally have the installer create the DHCP 
client stuff and then I create fixed leases on the DHCP server.


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