Problems with Mac OS X Clients
sten at s-carlsen.dk
Tue May 9 05:58:26 UTC 2006
I had abundant problems when I got my MAC. It turned out to be because I
used .local as my local non-routable tld in DNS. Once I changed that to
.home everything worked smoothly.
Apple uses .local in rendevous, you can not use it for anything else; if
you do you are in for all sorts of problems, including that dhcp does
Simon Hobson wrote:
> David W. Hankins wrote:
>> We have a few OSX boxes here at ISC, and have had no issues. I suspect
>> the difference is that we don't utilize RFC1918 addresses.
>> So this is possibly OSX brain damage stemming from the belief that the
>> client has not changed networks (it's still on the same subnet).
> Just a FYI ...
> as a Mac user, I've not had any problems related to using private addressing.
> As for detecting network changes, unless you switch something 'the
> other side' of a switch or hub (so the the physical layer never goes
> down), I've found them quite happy to switch configurations. Unplug
> the network cable, they tear down the interface; plug the cable in,
> they go off on a discover-offer-request-ack cycle.
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