Periodic assignment of unique IP address

Dan Farrell dan at
Sat Dec 1 03:49:13 UTC 2007

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 21:25:16 +0000
Simon Hobson <dhcp1 at> wrote:

> >Another option would be to have a client utility that reassigns the
> >IP address of the client (it is running on) and perhaps chooses it
> >from a range. Is anyone aware of such an existing utility?  

Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)

automatically choose an IP in the range 169.254/16 by pinging (a ping?)
the network and finding a free address.  It'd be poor man's dhcp if
dhcp was expensive to implement, but doesn't set up default route,
domain, nameservers, etc.  Nevertheless if you were examining one
broadcast domain and you added a route on the broadcast domain's gateway
to the 169.254/16 subnet, you would probably be able to do it that

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