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

Matt Mossholder matt at mossholder.com
Wed Oct 13 15:02:28 UTC 2004

For clarification, it might be more understandable for people if you say
that all machines but the firewall are DHCP clients, but the server
systems are always assigned the same address by the DHCP server, based
on MAC address. This isn't a static address, it is just a consistently
assigned dynamic address :)


On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 09:44 -0500, Grant Edwards wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 09:08:01AM -0500, Michael J. Lynch wrote:
> > >You do realize that static vs. dynamic and DHCP vs. non-DHCP
> > >are orthogonal issues?  All my machines use DHCP, yet the
> > >servers all have statically assigned addresses.  The
> > >non-servers also use DHCP, but they have dynamic addresses.
> > 
> > Meaning that your servers are DHCP servers and the non-servers are
> > DHCP clients?
> No.  Everything is a DHCP client (except the firewall where the
> DHCP server is -- it's a DHCP client on the WAN interface but
> has a hard-wired IP address on the internal LAN).  However,
> even on the internal LAN, I prefer to that the "server"
> machines (the ones that provide file-serving, web-serving,
> print-serving, etc.) have IP addresses that never change.
> Therefore I assign static IP addresses to those machines.  The
> remainder of the normal client/desktop type machines get IP
> addresses dynamically allocated from a pool.
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