IP assignment - permanent?
I have three machines (two RH8.0 and one XP) on a home network. Using ifconfig I got the IP number for each system, and am using these for host files. The question: Once these IP numbers are assigned (192.168.0.53, for example) are they then permanent? The reason for asking is that one of them changed (from 192.168.0.53 to 192.168.0.83). However, I think that it only changed after I did a re-install of RH8.0 on that system - not sure, because I did several installs.
And how are these numbers assigned? Is there a pattern to the assignation? Is there a document that explains this stuff?