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How to Request a Static Wired IP Address
This only applies to physical, wired networks. The wireless network in the building is controlled by UW-IT; contact them regarding any wireless allocations.
Please make sure you first have all of the information below, and then send an email to help@ece. Static IPv6 addresses are also possible, though UW-IT switch do not support IPv6 very well.
- What is the MAC address of the Ethernet interface? (use `ipconfig` or similar to determine this)
- Which subnet it will go on? If unsure, check what IP address a system is assigned via DHCP to see what subnet is used, there are 10 different subnets possible.
- The Computer Name (something like "alice.ece.uw.edu" or "bob.ece.uw.edu" only hopefully more interesting and not already taken by someone else; the
nslookuptool can be used to see if a hostnames is already taken).
- What if any firewall holes will be required? No ports are opened to the Internet by default, though some ports (such as TCP/3389) are allowed from other UW systems.
The system will need to have its IP address assigned statically. Important network details will need to be filled in, which computing staff can help with.
SSH (TCP/22) used to be open by default, but too many research systems were being hacked. SSH will only be opened if asked for. Please ensure that the SSH daemon is properly secured and the system properly maintained if you need to have SSH open to the Internet.