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Old 07-13-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Even a blind squirrel find an acorn from time to time

But your solution would not have helped. One has to be very careful about advise given to the novices out there, as even good advise, for the wrong problem can simply dig them a deeper hole.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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<chuckle> Yeah, whatever. I'll have to tell that to all the people who I switched to static addresses and had mysterious networking problems disappear. Sometimes what is in the book isn't exactly right. It isn't worth getting in a dispute over though.
Doing that didn't actually fix the problem, it just worked around it. It's hardly necessary for a properly functioning network.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Static addresses are useful in certain cases (necessary, actually), but this is definitely not one of them.
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