How do you release the IP # tied to the physical address of users machine from the isp's machines?
I looked at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/regist...480&i=63668397
and none mentioned does such from the service provider and therefore another computer cannot utilize the isp since their machines are tied to the physical address of the linux machine/network card.
I figured out a way around such but it is a hassle so please tell me how to do it from within the operating system Fedora core 4. Thank you.
In windows this is no problem using ipconfig /release
One didn't use to have to do such but with all the internet problems it is now a requirement. What is interesting, some isp support personel have no idea how to release. I was talking to one such not that long ago when something went screwy. All he could do was read from his script manual and tell me to disable the firewall. I asked him how long he worked there expecting to hear 2 days but instead he said 3 years. I hung up, called back and the next guy knew his stuff without having to page thru his work script manual. I asked him how long he worked there and he told me it was his second day. O the power of a real education.
ps. it took overnight for the email to arrive so I could get this posted.
And if you could guide me to a FAQ on how to install such a thing as www.grisoft.com
antivirus tho do I really need such on Linux? My windows firewall (ssssss) are constantly faultering. Norton has come up with a new excuse for their failings. Their accusing my siblings of changing my settings. That's a big joke, nobody knows or has access to the passwords but I--well and the internet hackers who walk right around windows sp2 security and every firewall I've used.
For example, from korea with spite or something
NetBus Trojan horse 188.8.131.52
if China has such a great firewall, why are they so frequently in my firewall log with Korea and others?