Why is adding a new Ubuntu PC to an existing LAN such a pain?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Jan 21 15:21:53 UTC 2007

Bob Adams wrote:

> In message <1169336168.5122.37.camel at chronic>, Mario Vukelic
> <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> writes
>>On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 23:26 +0000, Bob Adams wrote:
>>> No, no DHCP server present so I'm using (or trying to) static
>>> addresses.
>>Adding machines to a network without DHCP is _always a pain :) Is there
>>a special reason why you use static addresses?
> Because I do not have a DHCP server and also because I want to use the
> same addresses as my Windows PC's.
What are you using as a router?  Almost all routers these days have a DHCP
server built in.  

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