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

Thu Jul 26 16:11:32 UTC 2012
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:44:20PM -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> DHCP gives "initial" convenience, for "long term hassle". (say you
> want to telnet-in to your ethernet enabled media player)

Like my tivo?
  host tivo {
    hardware ethernet 00:11:d9:0b:c3:a4;

Or other appliance devices?
  host wii {
    hardware ethernet 00:1f:32:73:c6:a7;

  host printer {
    hardware ethernet 00:1b:a9:22:21:89;

Personally I have my own config file:
  MACHINE   ; 00:1b:a9:22:21:89 ; printer        ; Brother MFC-9120CN
  MACHINE  ;!00:11:d9:0b:c3:a4 ; tivo           ; TiVo
  MACHINE  ;!00:1f:32:73:c6:a7 ; wii            ;

>From that I generate my dhcp, DNS, rDNS, IPv6 DNS (except where the MAC
begins with !) and IPv6 rDNS values.

  % ping tivo
  PING tivo ( 56(84) bytes of data.
  64 bytes from tivo ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.08 ms
  64 bytes from tivo ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.505 ms

  % ping6 printer
  PING printer(printer) 56 data bytes
  64 bytes from printer: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.09 ms
  64 bytes from printer: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.370 ms

I use a CentOS machine as my dhcp server.  The same can be done on most
SOHO routers via the admin GUI.