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  1. #1
    Eric Marcoullier
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    Setting Mac addresses for devices

    I have a couple of non Slim devices which connect to
    the Slimserver, including a laptop and PDA which often
    leave the network. My router uses a DHCP server so
    each time one of these devices rejoin the network, I
    lose my mapping (like Eric's PDA) in the slimserver.

    I think i saw / heard something about Mac addresses,
    and I was wondering if there was a way to set the name
    mapping based on my devices Mac addresses.

    Happy new years, eveyone!
    Eric

    P.S. -- I don't know what's geekier, the fact that I
    have a DHCP server at home or that I'm sending email
    about Mac addresses on New Year's Eve

  2. #2
    Jonathan Greene
    Guest

    Setting Mac addresses for devices

    how about that people are responding!

    I find that when addresses come back around to being assigned they
    recapture their names from previous efforts...

    On Dec 31, 2003, at 10:24 PM, Eric Marcoullier wrote:

    > I have a couple of non Slim devices which connect to
    > the Slimserver, including a laptop and PDA which often
    > leave the network. My router uses a DHCP server so
    > each time one of these devices rejoin the network, I
    > lose my mapping (like Eric's PDA) in the slimserver.
    >
    > I think i saw / heard something about Mac addresses,
    > and I was wondering if there was a way to set the name
    > mapping based on my devices Mac addresses.
    >
    > Happy new years, eveyone!
    > Eric
    >
    > P.S. -- I don't know what's geekier, the fact that I
    > have a DHCP server at home or that I'm sending email
    > about Mac addresses on New Year's Eve

  3. #3
    Jason Dixon
    Guest

    Setting Mac addresses for devices

    On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 22:24, Eric Marcoullier wrote:
    > I have a couple of non Slim devices which connect to
    > the Slimserver, including a laptop and PDA which often
    > leave the network. My router uses a DHCP server so
    > each time one of these devices rejoin the network, I
    > lose my mapping (like Eric's PDA) in the slimserver.
    >
    > I think i saw / heard something about Mac addresses,
    > and I was wondering if there was a way to set the name
    > mapping based on my devices Mac addresses.


    You didn't mention what type of router you're using. If it's a "home
    brew" Linux or BSD box running the dhcp server, you can "statically"
    assign the DHCP address based on the MAC address. Example:

    host lappy {
    hardware ethernet 00:05:5d:a6:bc:f2;
    fixed-address 192.168.0.12;
    }

    > P.S. -- I don't know what's geekier, the fact that I
    > have a DHCP server at home or that I'm sending email
    > about Mac addresses on New Year's Eve


    If that's the extent of your geekness, you should get out more. I'm
    busy reading up on QoS bandwidth management via OpenBSD's PF/ALTQ. ;-)

    Happy New Year!

    --
    Jason Dixon, RHCE
    DixonGroup Consulting
    http://www.dixongroup.net

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