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Re: [vox-tech] Wireless ethernet trobleshooting.
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Re: [vox-tech] Wireless ethernet trobleshooting.

On Tuesday 22 January 2002 09:24, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> The network has been proposed for use in automatic
> configuration in the absence of a DHCP server. I am not aware if this is
> an actual sanctioned use, but it apparently has become de-facto use by
> the presence of implementations such as Microsoft Networking.
> Ergo, the computer(s) having trouble are probably Windows machines, and
> are having difficulty contacting the dhcp server.
> ...

Remarkable!  You mean the machines when configured as dhcp clients will 
silently fail when unable to contact a server, assigning themselves a 
random IP address?

Reminds me of IE's "friendly HTTP error messages" option which is selected 
by default -- what it does is throw away error messages that the server 
tries to send you.

It's evident that Microsoft assumes everyone using their products is a 
complete idiot.

-- Rod
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