My router seems unwilling to hand out static ip addresses to clients with certain Ethernet addresses. Which is unfortunate – unless I’m misunderstanding things (always a possibility), it seems that I’ll have to hard-code nameserver addresses on the machine that I want a static IP address for. And I’m not in control of the nameserver addresses, and I have no reason to believe they won’t change.

Oh well; I’ll try it that way and see how it goes. If it works particularly badly, I suppose I can try using a dynamic IP address for that machine – I’m not planning to turn it off, so there shouldn’t be much of a difference in practice.

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