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Posted on 07-21-2001 10:48 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: "vasudeva" <vasudeva@downcity.net>

>Has anyone else with Road Runner noticed that the IP address is either
>static or has one hell of a long lease? I've had the same IP address for
>about 3 weeks now. It has remained the same through boots, reboots, and
>boots to the side of the tower (joke). Does anyone know how long the lease
>is
>*supposed* to be for TWCNY Road Runner? Don't get me wrong, I'm not
>complaining, I'd rather have a static IP..but I just spent a few hours
>writing a script so I can run my web server without having to worry about
>my IP changing. Anyone know what the deal is here???

In my rather limited experience with DHCP, I've found this is fairly usual.
The IPs are *meant* to be dynamic -- and are -- but I've had the same IP for
the last four months, just because of the way DHCP works. Part of the
request for an IP involves requesting a re-lease of the machine's current
one, and it's usually successful.

I'd keep that script around; you might well need it one day.

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