esr(_at_)thyrsus(_dot_)com (Eric S. Raymond) wrote on 22.11.04 in
Fred Baker <fred(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com>:
I submit that if your environment is at all like mine, you don't actually
configure 192.168.whatever addresses on the equipment in your house. You
run DHCP within the home and it assigns such. That being the case, you
actually don't know or care what the addresses are on your equipment. You
care that your SIP Proxy and etc know the relationships, and they derive
them directly without your intervention.
Actually, I do set up static addresses. I'd use DHCP, but if I did that
I would not be able to refer to the machines on my local net by name.
Until my DHCP client can update my DNS tables with name information
on the fly, I'll keep doing doing it this way. Apple's zeroconf
technology solves this problem, albeit in a slightly different way,
but Linux doesn't deploy it yet.
It doesn't? Then pray, what is it I use at the job that does exactly this?
(Hint: ISC DHCP 3 & ISC BIND 9, running on a Debian woody/sarge hybrid
Oh, sorry. Not *exactly*. It's the DHCP *server* which does the DNS
I don't think my situation is unique.
It's at least rather strange.
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