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On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Lee Hosty wrote:
> Already there. The problem is that since my laptop connects to the WLAN via
> DHCP it doesn't always get the same IP address. This is why it seemed to be
> working when there were only 3 machines on the WLAN (my two clients always
> received either 192.168.0.2 or 192.168.0.3, both of which had entries in
> /etc/hosts). Now theres 5 or 6 machines on and off the WLAN and I'm not
> always getting the same IP address.
Well, I'd say using ALL:PARANOID in hosts.deny is incompatible with dynamic
ips which don't match up with DNS.
> What I've done for now is force the WAP to always assign the same IP to my
> two clients. Seems like the best and easiest solution.
I don't see why you wouldn't do this all the time personally. I know I do.
Does it not make sense to have a static dhcp ip space for your regular
machines and maybe a dynamic space for random visitor machines? I use
linux dhcpd iand dnsmasq both of which read my /etc/hosts file. I then
have MAC addresses and names matched up in the dhcpd.conf
Glad it's sorted anyway,
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