[Tutor] IP numbers

Kirby Urner urnerk@qwest.net
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:27:53 -0800

At 08:58 PM 2/26/2002 -0600, Cameron Stoner wrote:
>Hi to all,
>This isn't really a Python question, but it is a computer one.
>Can you change your computers IP address?  If you can how?
>Cameron Stoner

Depends how the current one is assigned.  If you're
part of a local, private IP network, with addresses
starting with digits 192. or 10., then it's up to
you how to assign the numbers internally.  If your
computer is getting its IP address from a DHCP server,
which loans out numbers from a pool, then you usually
need to just accept what you have.  If your computer
is an internet host, and registered with a public
domain name, then your address will be built in to
the upline routers and DNS servers and cannot easily
be changed.