On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 06:16:51PM +0100, Karl Jeacle wrote:
> On Mon 15 Jul 02, 18:08:42 +0100, skyhawk at socc.ie wrote:
> > I've noticed that if i disconnect and reconnect i have the same ip
> > address.
> > I only get a different ip address if i reboot the machine before
> > reconnecting to the server.
> > Can anyone explain to me why it only changes to a new ip
> > after a reboot?
>> Are you sure this is always the case? Have you tried this a number of
> different times, and at different times of the day? It's possible that
> some MAC address caching is going on, but I don't think that's the case.
>> It's more likely that when you log out and in again quickly, the IP
> address that you have released is first back out of the pool. But
> when you reboot, someone else has logged on in the meantime and
> received your previous IP address.
Did you not say at the AGM that Eircom ADSL provided a fixed IP and
also that an indeterminate number of IPs could be provided. Is this not in
fact the case ?
And while I'm here - did you hear anything further about the likelihood of
ADSL over ISDN being provided any time soon ?
Niall O Broin
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