[CentOS] system-config-network-tui not part of base install... wtf

Thu Jul 26 15:44:20 UTC 2012
Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com>

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>   So my practical advice is to get a SOHO router that does
> DHCP if you don't already have one, and if you do have one, configure
> it to give out the IP you want instead of fighting with the Centos
> setup.

I agree in principle. But my personal experience led me to have static
routing on my home LAN.

If I enable DHCP I end up not knowing what IP address a 'new device'
just plugged into the network has, at any given time.

DHCP gives "initial" convenience, for "long term hassle". (say you
want to telnet-in to your ethernet enabled media player)