I put it in quotes because I wanted to highlight that DreamHost assigned unique IP addresses are not static, at least not in the sense that the post I was replying to inferred they were (ie: perpetually non-changing). As far as I know, they are no more static than the shared IP addresses that are assigned by default. Of-course, the fact that they are unique and that particular IP address will be assigned only to the one domain does have its advantages.
Yeah, that's the way I have always thought of the terms static and dynamic. That is, if the IP is assigned dynamically by DHCP then it is 'dynamic', but if the DHCP server assigns a pre-determined IP to a machine based on MAC address, or the machine is configured to always request a particular IP, then the address is 'static'.
However, I get the feeling that in the context of this thread, the word 'static' was being used to denote an IP address that the customer would own and would be forever unchanging, surviving server changes etc. In the case of DreamHost unique IP addresses this is not the case.
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