ip address on lan getting hijacked

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sat May 31 02:23:38 UTC 2008

steve wrote:

> I agree, static IPs are pretty much necessary for anyone who uses apache
> on any box or several.  

Well, no, not really.  You need an _unchanging_ IP, or you need to be able
to address the server by name.  Both can be handled on the Linksys by using
DHCP but making it give out specific addresses to specific MAC addresses.

> say here, I have 3 webcams I use for home 
> monitoring  (teenagers, gotta love em) every box has a static IP that
> has a cam on it , apache listens on different port for each box.  The
> router directs to a certain LAN IP depending on what port (cam) I choose
> to view. I also have a webserver on yet a different box with a static
> IP.  DHCP would wreak havoc on my setup.

No it wouldn't.

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