[ntp:questions] Re: Freeware for NTP time synchronization under Windows?

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder grazdan at fortytwo.ch
Wed Oct 20 18:32:51 UTC 2004


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Clinging to sanity, David Woolley mumbled in his beard:


> Moreover, if you are using ADSL or cable ("always on") services, the
> only reason that your IP address might change is because your ISP has
> deliberately broken DHCP for commercial reasons (to allow them to
> charge more to let you run servers).  For always on systems, DHCP 
> should renew your leases so that the address never changes, and should
> reserve it across reasonable amounts of disconnected time.

For the majority of ADSL users in big parts of Europe, DHCP is not
involved at all.  The dynamic IP is managed by PPPoE, which apparently
doesn't remember client IPs the way dhcpd does by default.

The few people I know where dhcp is involved usually *do* have
semi-static IP addresses, which would support my thesis that it's just
different default behaviour of different systems rather than malice on
the part of the ISPs.

- -- vbi


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Comme il y a des hommes du monde, il y a aussi des hommes d'univers.
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