Dynamically Assigned IPs

Tom (tejaneck@usaor.net)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 09:59:56 -0500


I have both the White Pine and Cornell versions of the cuseeme software.
I would like to use the Cornell version more before investing in White
Pine to avoid the time-out problem. However, I seem to recall reading
that the Cornell version requires a file be present at boot-up which
contains, among other things, the IP address of the user machine.

My ISP assigns IP addresses dynamically which would mean, as I
understand it, my IP address could and probably would change each time I
boot the system. How then can I create the file needed by the Cornell
cuseeme program if I must then reboot for the program to recognize the
IP address which, by virtue of the re-boot would likely have changed?
Is the logic here correct or has something escaped me?

Tom