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Re: LAN Setup

On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 7:53 AM, Stroller <..hidden..> wrote:
> On 1 May 2009, at 15:16, geordie wrote:
>> ...
>> DBhost       = localhost
>> does this need to be changed to 169.XXX.X.X ? is a "zeroconf" address -- it's what Windoze uses when
it gets lost (can't figure out what it's address should be), but there
are zeroconf utilities for Linux and other Unices as well.

> I believe it does, assuming you can ping that address from the Windows
> box.
> As James observes, this is a slightly unusual network range to use -
> 192.168.x.y would be more common.

RFC 1918 outlines the following addresses for use within private networks:        -  (10/8 prefix)      -  (172.16/12 prefix)     - (192.168/16 prefix)

However, is considered a bogus address. It can be found
in the bogon listings and will be dropped by properly configured
routers, so can be used as a private address group (but that's not

> Stroller.


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