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Why should I assign static IP address on my DHCP server?

gplana asked
Last Modified: 2015-02-27

I have installed isc-dhcp-server on a Debian. I'm making some experiments with this as I'm a little bit newbie on network administration.

I have read that you should assign static IP to any ethernet interface from where you want to serve IP addresses from your DHCP, but I don't really understand why.

I mean, why my DHCP server can't assign an IP address to "myself" ? All I need is to define a rank of IP addresses on dhcpd.conf, isn't it?

Thank you.
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