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ISP provides Static IP. Based on MAC address, so that forever the end user have Static IP (to do mail/www servers)

Step 1: So as a user we purchased this module called Static IP using MAC address

Step 2: We bought DELL R310 which has 1 MAC Address and that is our mail/web server remain active/alive about 1 year with the IP (configured as Static IP, because purpose is static)

Step 3: Since few days, is not traceroute able nor its pingable

Step 4: Question. When ISP supplier promise you will get Static IP for lifetime using MAC Address does that mean, configuration in the server has to be STATIC or Auto DHCP?

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closed as too localized by Chopper3 Nov 18 '11 at 15:55

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What is this I don't even – mfinni Nov 18 '11 at 15:31
Also, I thought Google would be running a tighter ship, a bit. – mfinni Nov 18 '11 at 15:34
I understand the words, but I have no idea what you just said. – MDMarra Nov 18 '11 at 15:48
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Talk to your ISP. We cannot, cannot, help you. Unless someone from your ISP is on here.

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To clarify - the specifics of your networking configuration need to be worked out between you and your network provider, probably your ISP or hosting company. – mfinni Nov 18 '11 at 15:45
...what? If the IP is designated via MAC, it's not static. If it were static, the device assigns the IP itself, and only itself. If it relies on something else to assign the IP in some way, it's not static. – Bart Silverstrim Nov 18 '11 at 15:46
@Google No, if an IP is assigned based on MAC then the IP would change if you placed a different NIC in the server, meaning it's not static. Static means that you have a specific address and it does not change under any circumstances (unless the ISP recalls it, but that's completely different from what you're asking). – Chris S Nov 18 '11 at 16:02

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