I’ve been sitting here thinking about the wiki’s use of the term “static IP address”. I also noticed that you put the term “static” in quotes. I wasn’t sure whether you mean to focus on the word or whether you were using quotes to indicate a non-standard definition.
Anyway, I want to ask people’s opinions about whether we should use the terms static or dynamic in the context of our server IP addresses.
I feel uncomfortable saying that our IP addresses are dynamic when we’re just saying that we could be moved to a different host.
I think that in the industry, the terms static and dynamic are used to refer to two different ways of assigning IP addresses to particular machines on a network. Static assignment is when a machine is explicity assigned an address. Dynamic assignment is when a machine is assigned an address automatically by a network server (generally a DHCP server) when it appears on the network. Of course, to confuse us all, there’s the form of static addressing where the DHCP server assigns the same IP address to a given machine every time.
Anyway, I wouldn’t want people to get confused by the use of the term dynamic, which to me suggests that each time the machine is rebooted it might be assigned a different IP address.
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