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Switching to MediaOne

Derek Martin wrote:
> Most probably, yes.  MediaOne hands out IP addresses only to known MAC
> addresses, AFAIK.  At least they did when I got my CM.

Thanks for the feedback.  I also got a couple of other private replies.
My question remains this:  assuming I don't have DHCP-client working
on the old Linux box, will this work?  Will the cable-modem recognize
my Linux PC even if it hasn't requested a DHCP lease?

Secondary question: if MediaOne renumbers my IP address in the future,
is there any way (short of calling them, or getting some form of DHCP
client up and running with the hard-wired MAC address) to find out
what the new address is?

All this is a moot point if it turns out to be trivial to get DHCP client
running on my installation.  But it's from a company which, so far as I
know, went out of the Linux distribution business a long time ago (WGS,
or something like that).  Experience has taught me that the libc and
everything else is just plain too old to do much with.  I have an Adaptec
2930 SCSI adapter which I've given up trying to install on this box.

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