[ previous ] [ next ] [ threads ]
 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Just Mac to get traffic out the door?
 Date:  Thu, 13 Oct 2005 10:48:57 -0400
On 10/13/05, James W. McKeand <james at mckeand dot biz> wrote:
> 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.

he's talking about the "alternate configuration" tab in TCP/IP
properties on XP.  It either lets you select "automatic private IP",
which is the Windows Automatic IP Configuration, or fill in user
defined values.  http://chrisbuechler.com/temp/alternateconfig.png