Peter Jones pjones at
Wed Oct 27 22:53:45 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 18:24 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 18:11 -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 11:02 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > 
> > > There is an argument for having a menu item "open config info" that
> > > launches system-config-network if you have static IP configuration for a
> > > card, but the fact of static IP is that you aren't supposed to change it
> > > that often.  So if you don't change it that often, why have an entry for
> > > it in the menu?  When we get dialup support, there might be an argument
> > > for having a configure item for those, however.
> > 
> > How do you handle the chance that I might regularly use wireless on two
> > networks, with a (different) static IP on each?  
> Do you control the networks in question?  If so, it's actually quite
> easy to configure the DHCP server to assign static IP addresses for
> particular MAC addresses.

No, of course I don't control them.  The paragraph after the one you
quoted makes that very clear.  It was an actual example of what happens
to me in the real world.

> That way you get all the benefits of DHCP (not having to manually
> configure individual computers with e.g. nameservers) with all the
> benefits of static addressing.

Yes, if I controlled the world's networks, then I'd have no problem at


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