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 From:  "James W. McKeand" <james at mckeand dot biz>
 To:  "Steve Yates" <steve at teamITS dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Just Mac to get traffic out the door?
 Date:  Thu, 13 Oct 2005 09:26:02 -0500
Steve Yates wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 01:55:39 -0400
> "Bryan Catlin" <bryancatlin at connectgroup dot net> wrote:
> 
>> Is there a way to allow users out the wan without having them have
>> to dhcp first?  I guess where I am going with this is say a user has
>> a pc that has a fixed IP for there office or home
> 
> 	Windows XP will allow a fixed IP to be used if a DHCP address is
> not obtained.  If they have XP and do not have a DHCP server at home,
> this would work for you.

Automatic IP Configuration does not provide a gateway address - just an
IP and Subnet Mask. IMHO, this is a mechanism to stop the annoying -
"You don't have an IP" messages from NT 4 and Win95. Other OS's do this
as well.

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James W. McKeand