> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Swiger [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 23:10
> To: Colin Watson
> Subject: Re: Binding MAC to IP Statically
> Colin Watson wrote:
> [ ...rewrapped to 80-columns... ]
> > Any way to bind a MAC address statically to an IP?. I wish 
> to do this to
> > prevent a user from changing his IP address on the subnet, 
> so if he does he
> > can't pass traffic. I have experimented with ipfw, but I 
> can't quite see how
> > I could accomplish the binding of a IP statically to a 
> nic's MAC. Any ideas
> > be appericated.
> IPFW2 lets you perform firewall actions on a MAC address, 
> rather than an IP.
> You can configure a DHCP server to staticly allocate an IP 
> address to that 
> machine via something like this in {/usr/local}/etc/dhcpd.conf:
> host pi.codefab.com {
>          hardware ethernet 00:00:00:00:00:00;
>          fixed-address;
> }

Look for static arp. The basic idea is that you tell your
interface to not use arp (see ifconfig(8) -arp) and give
it a static binding of MAC addresses to IP addresses
(see arp(8) -f).
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