[mythtv-users] Why only numeric IP addresses work?

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Tue Oct 12 21:39:46 UTC 2004

So Scott.  Fix it and send in a patch...  Nobody is stopping you. 
However the "easy" technical fix is to map the Ethernet MAC on your DHCP 
server to a known IP as has been pointed out.  This is also not "rocket 
science".  :>  Unless of course you change motherboards and LAN cards so 
often your MAC changes every boot up.

This is actually a divergence between the philosophy of Unix and Windows 
Network Administrators.  Windows guys prefer to set a DHCP address and 
use Dynamic DNS updates to their Windows based DNS server and Unix guys 
tend to nail things down using either DHCP or Static IP addresses.  The 
latest versions of Bind support Dynamic DNS, so this is no longer an 
issue, but you have to remember DHCP was originally a Microsoft proposed 
standard so they initially had the best support for it.  I agree it 
would be nice if Myth supported Hostname based look ups, but I can live 
without it since it's a only minor inconvenience.


Scott Mazur wrote:
> It's not rocket science.
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