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On 12/12/2008 10:22 AM, David Hummel wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
>  =20
>> On 12/12/2008 09:18 AM, Matthew Gillen wrote:
>>    =20
>>> I use it on all my systems nowadays.  It used to have issues with sta=
>>> IPs, but that seems better now.
>>> One of the reasons I'd recommend it is the ifplug functionality: if y=
>>> unplug the cable, it "does the right thing" by bringing the interface=
>>> (so network operations return failure immediately instead of timing o=
>>> etc).  Likewise when you plug it back in, it will immediately
>>> reactivate/renew-DHCP.
>>>      =20
>> What about static IPs. I use a static IP so I can allow for ssh connec=
>> This is the main reason I disabled Network Manager. I certainly use it=
 on my
>> laptop, and it has worked very well.
>>    =20
> If your DHCP server supports fixed IPs based on MAC address, this is
> one work-around.  Otherwise, I don't see the point of using NM for a
> system that isn't physically moving around ...
> _______________________________________________
>  =20
Most DHCP servers will try to retain the same IP address based on the=20
MAC address, but this is not guaranteed with most. I certainly know that =

mine does not have the capability to assign an IP address to a specific=20
MAC address. Turning off Network manager seems to be the best solution=20
for using a static IP.  Or, possibly tying port forwarding to a MAC=20
address. My router only forwards on an IP address.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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