[mythtv-users] DHCP vs Static (was Re: Why only numeric IP addresses work?)

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Wed Oct 13 21:41:35 UTC 2004


Scott has a good point.  ISC DHCPD is a very reliable piece of software, 
uptimes on the order of hundreds of days in some installations I've 
done.  The reason is ultimately it does one well understood task well 
with only couple of dependencies.

MythTV being a far more complex beast has many more external 
dependencies and therefore it's reliability is directly proportional to 
that of it's least reliable component.

Let's put this thread to bed guys.  I think you've all beaten it to a 
bloody pulp :D

Scott Mazur wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 11:57:50 -0700, Jarod Wilson wrote
>>I'm still not a fan of doing things that way. What happens if the 
>>DHCP server croaks? All of a sudden, none of your servers have any 
>>IP address (once their DHCP lease expires)...
> 
> 
> What happens if your myth server croaks?  All of the sudden you miss recording
> 9 episodes of I love Lucy and none of your TVs work.  So what?
> 
> Larger networks DEPEND on DHCP.


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