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

Thu Jul 26 15:59:39 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Every DHCP server should have a way to configure a fixed IP address to
be given out to a specified ethernet MAC address.  My advice was to
learn and use that way.

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

No, DHCP will do what you tell it to do.  The choice is whether you
want to learn the quirks of configuring every device/OS that you might
use on your network or the quirks of the one DHCP server.

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com