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How to Request a Static IP Address on an ECE Subnet
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, if necessary.
- What is the MAC address of the Ethernet interface?
- Which subnet it will go on? (128.95.30, .141, .196, .205, etc.) If unsure, check what IP address a system is assigned via DHCP to see what subnet is served out from the room in question (or try the map).
- 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 check what hostnames are taken).
- What if any firewall holes will be required? (SSH is open by default, but not others. Note that remote attackers make many password guessing attempts via SSH, so it may make sense to restrict access to that or limit logins to use public key authentication only).
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.