Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.4: DHCP setup
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 11:46:08
> Obviously, picking IPs at random will mess up your subnetting and
> scopes, for any permanent machine, but sometimes you just need to be
> able to ftp for a minute...

As long as you personally are following the protocol, you aren't doing
anything wrong.   What I was objecting to was the idea of permanently
recording a temporarily-assigned lease.

> I do this if I have a non-DHCP capable machine... boot a DHCP capable
> one, take the IP it gets a lease for, and statically configure the non-DHCP
> capable machine with it. (Shutting down/unplugging the DHCP capable one
> naturally.)

No such thing.  You have the source!   :')   What systems are there at
this point that don't have DHCP?