Static IP's are to be assigned dynamically
What is the purpose behind doing that ?
If customers are given the details of their static ip address and all other relevant info in order to manually configure their routers as is currently the way it works after all no point in having a Static IP if it ain't 100% static is there?
If you don't use your ISPs DNS then its worth googling about the issue of Akamai and other Content Distribution Networks selecting a further away server (ie: slowing down your download). Yes this seems to make no sense as they should be using IP routing - but its worth a google.
Well i have never had the issues that you describe resulting from using other than the flaky ISP dns servers, As for my ignoring the advice about IP over DHCP , if i have all the correct details supplied then i will be able to ignore it, as i will be able to connect using those said details and maintain the setting use static ip , that is currently configured
Edited by tommy45 (Thu 14-Jun-12 00:16:13)