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Old 12-08-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
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Static vs Dynamic


I'm strongly considering switching from cable to DSL. I noticed that at least one DSL provider will give static IP's, but I'm not clear what the advantages are over DHCP. I'm not planning to run a server.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: Static vs Dynamic

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I'm strongly considering switching from cable to DSL. I noticed that at least one DSL provider will give static IP's, but I'm not clear what the advantages are over DHCP. I'm not planning to run a server.
If you don't plan to run a server, then you really don't need a static IP Address. See, wasn't that decision easy

Seriously, no advantages except static makes things easier with regards to administering a server over dhcp. Most broadband companies frown on people running servers anyway. Another thing is that even the dynamic IP issued to you rarely changes (long lease times) so if you need to get to you home machine, just note the IP Address.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:10 PM   #3
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Although if you access your box remotely, there will come a time when you forgot to get your IP or it has rolled after you noted it.

Also a fixed IP is nice if you are a gamer.

But if your just pluggin' away at home - save the $$$$. <grin>
 
  


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