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mfeoli 02-02-2004 07:36 PM

Reasons to change fixed IPs in our Lan to DHCP?
 
Hi all,

I just want a couple of opinions from experience.

Our lan has 18 pc's, all of them with fixed IP.

Is there a reason why I should switch them to a DHCP enviroment?

I already have a server running Samba where I may accomodate the DHCP server. (I suppose there shouldn't be too much overhead should it?)

Pcghost 02-03-2004 12:34 AM

If everything is working fine, don't switch. I help maintain a company LAN with over 150 client machines, each with their own static IP address. It makes log entries and port scans of the network much easier. If I notice a lot of traffic coming from an IP, it is only a quick lookup to figure out who is running Kazaa.
:-)

Static IP's also help keep unauthorized laptops off your network.


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