[ale] Telocity help?
esoteric at denali.atlnet.com
Sat Mar 10 07:41:29 EST 2001
Dan Newcombe wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Wandered Inn wrote:
> > Why in the world are they using DHCP (dynamic host configuration
> > protocol) with a static IP? Most everything else is probably static as
> > well (DNS and such).
> Well, it gives them more control. If they decide to go away from static,
> they just set the IP's to release more and take away any NIC->IP maps.
> If they are doing anything to try and limit a NIC from getting on that is
> not in their database (though this is not an effective means).
> Every windows distribution comes with DHCP as the default for networking,
> so it is one less thing that they may need to do support for.
Very good point. This is probably the main reason.
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