Re(1): you mean you have to tell it where you are?
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 23, 2007 12:55 PM
In the business environments I have worked we use static IP's for servers and DHCP for the client/user PC's. At home I use DHCP, but not what is used in most of these firewall/router products. I have a Linux box which issues IP's for the simple fact that I can make it be sticky. Once a network card gets an IP address, it will get that address as long as it connects at least once every year or two. This allows me to do all the port forwarding I want, and it works unless someone goes changing out network cards. Personally, I am too lazy to want to set up static networking -- especially when my son believes in doing a complete re-install of his Windows XP every 3-6 months, and then I have to help him get the networking right again ---- every time. DHCP just works better for me.