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Old 10-01-2003, 07:10 AM   #1
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red hat 9 network configuration


been experimenting with red hat 9 and the network configurations- ran this command-

su -

got into the configuration dialog box, i deleted my dhcp settings that i set up during install, and manually setup my connection using static ip address by inserting values for-

ip address
subnet mask
default gateway

saved- bingo it worked

my question- is there an advantage setting up manually or is it better using auto dhcp settings

Last edited by ronss; 10-01-2003 at 07:11 AM.
Old 10-01-2003, 07:26 AM   #2
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in case of dhcp, every time clients boot, it searches for dhcp server. then server responds with dynamic ip. so we get diff IPs each time we boots up. this involves time delay in booting process (although very less).

also arp table entries has to be changed frequently to note new IPs.

using static add, conf of diff services r very simple.
static IPs are better than dynamic IPs in cases where u wanna run diff servers on diff machines in a network.
in case of static IP's , using dns u can select diff machines to access diff service end points very easily.

dynamic IPs are very useful for scalable n/w's where no. of hosts r variable.
Old 10-01-2003, 07:50 AM   #3
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thanks, you gave me a little more knowledge of whats going on, not too smart when it comes to networking, got to learn a bit more. see ya


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