[ntp:questions] Interface IP address Change.

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Jul 4 16:27:10 UTC 2008

kiran shirol wrote:
> Frank,
> Instead of using a polling approach, would it not be better we use a 
> notification model, where in whenever there
> is a change in the IP address a notification be generated from the interface 
> managing module. I am not sure if
> there is such a facility availble currently, I will check the same a get 
> back.
> My point is , the probability of change in the IP address is low and hence 
> periodic polling may not be the best
> approach. Let me know your comments.

No, that's not true at least in my case. At work I move from one meeting 
to another with my laptop. They may be on different floors and in 
different parts of the building so I get a different IP address each 
time. It's not infrequent at all.


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