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How to Request a New IP Address
Consider dynamic DNS for non-server systems you would like to remain reachable via DNS. Static assignments in the EE DNS cost time to maintain, especially to weed out stale entries should a subnet fill up and empty entries be found. Using dynamic DNS avoids this, and allows a DNS name to follow a system anywhere, including locations outside the UW subnets.
In order to request an IP address for a new computer on the EE computer network: Please make sure you first have all of the information below, and then send an email to help@ee. Only servers are allocated static IP addresses - everything else should be on DHCP (meaning non-servers do not get a fixed IP address).
- Which network it will go on? (.31, .42, .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.
- The Computer Name you would like
- Who will be the system administrator (e-mail/telephone)
- Who will be the faculty owner?
- Who will be the inventory custodian?
- Which research group?