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

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 23 17:40:55 UTC 2007

Bob Adams wrote:

> In message <h1dc84-gvc.ln1 at pointerstop.ca>, Derek Broughton
> <news at pointerstop.ca> writes
>>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.
> A dual-homed PC. First NIC connects to a cable modem which receives a
> DHCP address from my ISP. Second NIC connects to a switch which all the
> other LAN PC's connect to.

Then I'd seriously consider running a DHCP server on that box (though for
the ease of use, it's usually easier to just put in a cheap router).

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