|Overview||A static IP address is a permanent network address for a computing system. With a static IP address, you can register a unique hostname which may be required for certain applications, such as backup services. A unique hostname also allows you to use that system to provide computing services to others. In contrast to automatically assigned dynamic (DHCP) IP addresses, static IP addresses must be requested.|
|Available To||Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments|
|Benefits||With a static IP address, you can access restricted services and provide services to othes from your system.|
|Requirements||Requests for assignment of a static IP address must be made by a faculty or staff member and are reviewed based on need. Requests require the following information:
Static IP addresses are issued only to faculty or staff of the University.
|Getting Started||We encourage members of the community to use DHCP instead of static IP addresses whenever possible. If a system accessing or providing services requires a static IP address, then submit a request or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also the main Domain Name Services (DNS) page.