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Hi,

1. The consultant mentioned that the Systems are hard coded to use IP address 182.18.6.99
2. Somebody can explain what does it mean ?
3. Thank you

Tjie
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What type "Systems" are we talking about here?
Michael FrederickRegional IT Manager III

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Need more info, but what he is referring to is that this system is using a Static IP address and do a Dymanic IP address.

Static IP address is an address that is assigned to the node by the addmin and is permit to that machine.

Dymanic IP address is asigned to the node by a DHCP server and can change depending on how the DHCP is configured.

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The IP 182.18.6.99 is a single IP address and can be used only on one device/ machine. He means that the IP address (Which is required on every networked device) has been hardcoded on the system. This means that this IP address does not change with time as in the case of machines which get an IP from DHCP server and it changes from time to time.

I dont know your nework, but this can also be an IP of a NAT Device/ Router so the internal machines are using this IP to go out on Internet.

The IP 182.18.6.99 is also a public IP and can directly access Internet and can be seen directly from Internet..

AJ

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Hi,

1) More information: i) This is one of the server, ii) The OS is Win 2003,ii) This server has also another IP address: 182.18.15.99
2) Because of that , when asked why this server has 2 IP address (The consultant answed that The IP address of 182.18.6.99 are HARD CODED to this server),
3. I believed both IP address (182.18.6.99 and 182.18.15.99 are STATIC  IP),
4. I hoped i supplied enough info
5. I am waiting for further responds.
6. Thanks

Tjie
Michael FrederickRegional IT Manager III

Commented:
It means that the IP addresses have been asigned to both NICs in the server. Manually assigned. Meaning that someone went to the properties of the NICs and type in the IP information.

Is this a Problem? This is a normal process on a server.
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