[mythtv-users] Re: Why only numeric IP addresses work?
greg.d at cwgsy.net
Wed Oct 13 21:41:36 UTC 2004
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 11:57:50 -0700, Jarod Wilson wrote
> > On Wednesday 13 October 2004 08:54, Grant Edwards wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 11:02:28AM -0400, Matt Mossholder wrote:
> > > > 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 :)
> > >
> > > I suppose. To me something that never changes is static,
> > > of where it's stored.
> > 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. Just ask the 100,000 or so
> subscribers to the local telephone internet service. It's
> all DHCP. I'd trust a DCHP server to keep working long
> before I'd put any bets on a Myth backend. Besides, even if
> the DHCP sever goes down, what have you lost? The myth
> backend doesn't care.
> At worst, you'll miss a nightly TV guide update.
And you'd have to have pretty short leases for you to notice things "losing"
their addresses before you noticed that your dhcp server was stuffed,
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