Quoting Timothy Murphy (tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie):
> What are the advantages/disadvantages of running dhcp on a little home LAN?
Advantages: You can ensure that any machine plugged into your LAN pretty
reliably gets correct IP, netmask, gateway, DNS-host-IP, hostname, and
other information passed to them automatically. You can ensure that
frequently connected hosts always get the same quasi-static IP and
hostname automatically, keyed to their MAC addresses. And nothing
prevents you from also having fully static-IP host on the same LAN.
Disadvantages: Trivial amounts of extra network traffic. The effort of
properly configuring dhcpd.conf . The need to run a network daemon to
make it work. Dependency on the dhcpd host's uptime for the other
machines' possession of IP addresses.
Cheers, "Plus ça change...."
Rick Moen http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/pictures/1861-versus.2004.jpegrick at linuxmafia.com
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