Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.4: DHCP setup
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 15:32:13
On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 11:46:08AM -0400, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > 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?

Embedded systems. Dos notebooks with dos TCP/IP drivers. Unix boxes that
don't run NetBSD (SVRx etc)
David Maxwell,| -->
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