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zsing82

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Clients with Dynamic IP address
« on: December 14, 2011, 04:28:51 pm »
I'm wondering if it would make more sense to create nodes and assign ID numbers based on MAC address as opposed to IP address/DNS name.  I have seen duplicate nodes of the same laptop in my NetXMS setup because the user will come in to the office, obtain an IP address and work, then not return to the office until next week.  By that time, his DHCP license has expired and receives a new IP address, so when AutoNetworkDiscovery runs, it adds a new node with new ID number.  Not sure if that makes sense or is feasible in any way.

Please let me know what you think.
Zac

Victor Kirhenshtein

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Re: Clients with Dynamic IP address
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 11:00:58 am »
Support for clients with dynamic addresses is partially here - you an replace primary IP address with DNS name, and then server will do name resolution at each poll. Looks like we need additional option to use DNS name instead of IP address for discovered nodes, then this problem will be solved completely. I'll add this to my to-do list.

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Victor