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Interview Question

Corporate Systems Engineer Interview

If there was no DHCP configured on your system and you did

  not assign any ip address to your interface then what ip address would it get?

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169.254.x.x I think... this is some predefined cisco address that an interface gets when not assigned anything.

Interview Candidate on Feb 1, 2012

question, why would this even matter in a real environment.
And truly, the question is faulty on it's own -- the only way you can get a machine that has no IP is if your machine has no network interface.

if you do not have DHCP, and you have a network card, your network interface assigns an IP to you (cisco predefined) -- you have an assigned IP. Whether that is a useful ip or not is irrelevant.

james yu on Apr 19, 2012

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