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Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem solved

On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 22:37 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At the bottom of your message I see that you using one machine booted
> sometimes in MSWindows and sometimes in Linux.  Even in that case is
> is /possible/ that the MAC addresses are different, as they can be
> set.

Depending on the DHCP server, they'll still see both OSs as being
sufficiently different, to not allocate them the same IP address.
There's other parameters included with the DHCP client request (such as
a uid one).  On my server, I had to hard configure one MAC to always be
given the same IP, otherwise each different OS booted got different IP
addresses, yet the reverse lookup didn't change (that stuffed quite a
few things up).

Another solution is to configure a static address into each computer,
presuming that your DHCP-assigned IP address should always be the same.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

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