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Re: basic question about assigning ip address



On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 17:59 -0500, Peter Horst wrote: 
> I have a Fedora machine I'm using as a home server, without a keyboard 
> or monitor. I'd like to set it up such that upon rebooting it first 
> checks to see if there is a DHCP server on the network, and if so, grabs 
> an ip address from it.  But if there isn't one, it assigns itself a 
> static address.  Is this doable?

You really want a server to have a static address, so why not set it up
to always use one?  The other point that springs to mind is:  If it's
your server, use it as your DHCP server, too.

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