how prevent IP conflict

Adam Moffett adamlists at
Thu Dec 19 22:19:40 UTC 2013

On 12/19/2013 5:11 PM, Alain Williams wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 10:26:11PM +0100, Pol Hallen wrote:
>> Hi all, I'm sorry for question but I didn't found a correct way to solve
>> my problem.
>> I've a small lan (less than 10 machines) and one server
>> (
>> dhcp runs perfectly but someone (for stupid game) put his machine to
>> static IP address: static same IP of server, lan goes down.
>> So, what's the best choice to prevent this situation? Do a subnet?
> Go & visit him with a large lead hammer & noisy dog.
> Seriously: people should not be playing games like this. You should not need to
> waste your time trying to come up with a technical solution for what is
> basically someone behaving badly.
:) I wish I could take that stance here.  As long as people pay their 
internet bill I pretty much need to let them do whatever they want; we 
assume they'll do dumb or malicious things, and plan accordingly.  We 
also have to try to not interact with them.

It might be easier to have a simple, open network design and employ a 
SWAT team to handle abusers.


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