[clug-talk] More router fun
mbgb14 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 12:03:06 PDT 2006
Yeah I know my isp assigns me a static ip via dhcp. Seems kind of odd, but
if you tell the router to be static it goes crazy.
On 4/19/06, Shawn <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 April 2006 12:40, shane wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Following the great advice of many people here, I made a little router
> > using IPCop. Very happy. It works great and fast.
> > It was up for about 11 days and then however needed to be restarted.
> > Does anyone know...? Is periodic starting of routers just a "price of
> > business?" Why does restarting help?
> > Any thoughts are appresiated,
> An IPCop box should not need to be restarted unless an external process
> interferes with it. This is normally the administrator (don't know how
> time's I've done some bonehead thing...), or possibly your ISP.
> If you are on a telus line, make sure the red interface is using DHCP -
> not a
> static IP, even if you have static IPs. Telus has decided that it will
> assign your static IPs via DHCP, and if you don't do it this way, you can
> into weird behaviors with the default gateway or name resolution.
> I recently saw an IPCop box that was running fine for months just suddenly
> stop. After a day of trying to figure out why networking was failing, it
> turned out that Telus had changed something on their end so the static IP
> assigned to the red interface wasn't working properly. When we switched
> DHCP, we got the same IP assigned, but everything worked.
> If you are on a residential line, you need to expect your assigned IP will
> change periodically, and restarting the IPCop box is the easiest way to
> handle this situation. (or go to a command prompt and restart the network
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